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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

1913Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1988Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1967Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

1851Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1994Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

1953Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1994Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

May 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

1906T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1958Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]

1630Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1967Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)

1953Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme)

1917John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)

May 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1884Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

1849Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

1992Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

1944Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

May 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 29th

1952Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

2010Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

May 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 29th

1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

1911William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

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