Profession: Mountaineer and Explorer
Why Famous: Edmund Hillary with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return safely. An act for which he was later knighted.
- 1953-09-03 Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose
- 1989-12-21 Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew
- 1953-05-29 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition
- 1958-01-03 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
- 1958-01-04 Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole