On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror

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
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Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDanny Elfman

Danny Elfman, 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

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 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? 68 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini