On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 2011

Historical Events

Historic Event

Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism started by Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • Indianapolis 500: 2005 champion Dan Wheldon of England wins his 2nd Indy 500; 4 months later he is killed in a race accident in Las Vegas

Sports History

Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Valhalla GC: Tom Watson wins his 6th and final Champions Tour major title with a birdie on the first playoff hole against David Eger

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), dies at 94
  • Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), takes his own life at 60
  • William "Bill" Roycroft, Australian equestrian 3 day (Olympic bronze 1976), dies at 96
2011 Highlights

About May 29, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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