On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

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, 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
1959 Highlights

About May 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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