On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 2005

Historical Events

  • France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution
  • Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon becomes first British-born winner since Graham Hill in 1966; first Indy 500 victory for car owner Michael Andretti of Andretti-Green Racing
  • Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Mike Reid wins his first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the first playoff hole against Jerry Pate and Dana Quigley

Famous Deaths

  • George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), dies at 86
  • María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, Spanish marine biologist and oceanographer, dies at 88
  • Oscar Brown, American singer, songwriter ("Brown Baby"; "Forbidden Fruit"), playwright, and poet, dies from complications of osteomyelitis at 78
2005 Highlights

About May 29, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini