What Happened on May 29, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Tenzing 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


Famous Birthdays

  • Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman (69 years old)

American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • Ranjy Nanan, West Indian cricket spin bowler (WI 1 Test; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Preysal, Trinidad
  • Rick Henderson, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Beaumont, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Man Mountain Dean [Frank Simmons Leavitt], American professional wrestler, dies at 61
1953 Highlights

About May 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine