On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

Music releaseMusical Finale

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice's musical "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 223 performances

  • Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
  • Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins from pole position for his second Indy 500 victory for Marlboro Team Penske

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • Harry Levin, American literary scholar, dies at 81
  • Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
  • Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, dies at 61
1994 Highlights

About May 29, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini