On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1997

Historical Events

  • 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape and murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil

Famous Deaths

  • George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ( "Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84
1997 Highlights

About May 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini