Historical Events on May 29 (Part 2)

  • 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

Event of Interest

2014 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

Film Premiere

2015 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

  • 2015 Heat wave in India centered in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week

Event of Interest

2015 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

  • 2015 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3

Election of Interest

2015 Sepp Blatter is controversially elected to a fifth term as President of FIFA despite bribery scandals; resigns 5 days later

  • 2016 Indianapolis 500: American driver Alexander Rossi of Andretti Herta Autosport runs out of fuel on the final lap but coasts across line for the victory in 100th running of the race
  • 2016 IPL Cricket Final, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs; David Warner 69 (38)
  • 2016 Senior PGA Championship, GC at Harbor Shores: Rocco Mediate wins his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Sports History

2017 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

  • 2017 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead

Film & TV History

2018 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

  • 2018 Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study
  • 2018 Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2018 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list
  • 2018 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • 2018 Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April
  • 2019 16 people charged for setting fire to and murdering a teenager who reported sexual harassment at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh

Event of Interest

2019 British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign

Election of Interest

2019 Israel's Knesset calls a snap election after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government

  • 2019 Tourist boat sinks after colliding with another boat on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, killing 28 people
  • 2019 Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization

Event of Interest

2019 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime was never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president

  • 2019 World's smallest surviving baby, a girl, discharged from Sharp March Birch Hospital in San Diego after being born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces (245 grams)
  • 2021 UEFA Champions League Final, Porto: Kai Havertz scores just before halftime to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester City in an all-English final; Blues' second CL title
  • 2022 At least 79 people reported killed in heavy rains and landslides in the Brazilian northeastern province of Pernambuco, with 56 more missing [1]
  • 2022 Indianapolis 500: Marcus Ericsson driving for Chip Ganassi Racing is second wining Swedish-born driver; holds off furious charge from Pato O'Ward with 2 laps to go to win his first Indy 500
  • 2022 IPL Cricket Final, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad: Debut team Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets; Shubman Gill 45no, Hardik Pandya 3/17
  • 2022 Jai Hindley becomes only the second Australian cyclist to win a Grand Tour with a 1' 18" victory over 2019 champion Richard Carapaz in the Giro d'Italia
  • 2022 Man disguised as an elderly disabled woman throws cake at the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, painting undamaged [1]

Event of Interest

2022 US President Joe Biden visits site of Uvalde school massacre in Texas, as Justice Department announces a review into how law enforcement responded [1]

  • 2023 Canadian hiker Delaney Irving (19) wins perilous Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling in Brockworth, Glocestershire, England, despite being knocked unconscious [1]
  • 2023 IPL Cricket Final, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad: Ravinda Jadeja hits a boundary off the final ball for the Chennai Super Kings to beat the Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets; CSK 5th title