On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

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)