What Happened on May 29, 1959

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Charles de Gaulle forms French government

  • Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first engine run

Famous Birthdays

  • Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist, born in Nazareth, Israel (d. 2011)
  • Mel Gaynor, British rock drummer (Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; "Alive And Kicking"), born in Balham, London, England
  • Rupert Everett, British actor (Another Country, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Burnham Deepdale, England
Born in 1959

About May 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley