On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople and the end of the Byzantine Empire (to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II)

Historic InventionTenzing Norgay on the Summit of Mount Everest

Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition
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Tenzing Norgay brandishes his ice axe on the summit of Mount Everest
Tenzing Norgay brandishes his ice axe on the summit of Mount Everest

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDanny Elfman

Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simspons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
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Danny Elfman
  • Ranjy Nanan, West Indian cricket spin bowler (WI 1 Test; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Preysal, Trinidad
  • Rick Henderson, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Beaumont, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Man Mountain Dean [Frank Simmons Leavitt], American professional wrestler, dies at 61