On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1980

Historical Events

  • 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
  • Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League president

Historic Event

JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC

  • John MacLachlan Gray's musical "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances, then moves to Off-Broadway

Sports History

Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year


1980 Highlights

About May 29, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini