On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles de Gaulle forms French government

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first engine run

Famous Birthdays

  • Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
1959 Highlights

About May 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini