29 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 29th May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 29th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
  • Public holidays in Nigeria
  • World Digestive Health Day

Important Events:

Jenny Lind
  • Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

    1453: With the conquest of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire fell to the Ottomans.
  • 1852: Swedish operatic soprano Jenny Lind concluded a successful concert tour of the U.S. under the management of showman P. T. Barnum.
  • 1911: English dramatist W. S. Gilbert of the songwriting duo Gilbert and Sullivan died while saving a young woman from drowning in his lake.
  • 1942: Bing Crosby recorded his version of the song “White Christmas“, which went on to become the best-selling single of all time, with over 50 million copies sold.


  • 1953: New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1658: Dara Shukoh was utterly defeated by Aurangzeb in the battle of Samugarh near Agra.
Dara Singh
  • 1953: Gandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the ‘untouchables.’
  • 1936: Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.
    P.V. Narasimha Rao
  • 1947: Establishment of Indian Standard Institution.
  • 1952: The Socialist Party and Krishak Mazdoor Praja Party decide to form a single parliamentary party.
  • 1965: Indian Everest team sets a world record by climbing the Everest for the fourth time.


  • 1968: Dara Singh becomes the world wrestling champion.
  • 1982: Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala, was approved by Union Cabinet.
  • 1991: P.V. Narasimha Rao elected President of Congress (I).

Birthday / Anniversary:

Tenzing Norgay
  • 1906: T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)
  • 1914: Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)
  • T. H. White, Indian-English author

    1905: Sita Ram Surajmal Jajoo, social reformer and politician, was born at Neemuch Cantt, M.P.
  • 1953: Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981), was born.
  • 1973: Jo Paul Ancheri, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Trichur, Kerala. He was recognised as Indian Player of the Year in 1994.
  • 1979: Perminder Singh Sangha, Soccer(Football) player, was born in Oslo, Norway.


Death / Death Anniversary:

Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India
  • Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, president of Sahitya Academy,

    1987: Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)
  • 1933: Kishorilal Goswami, famous Hindi novelist, passed away.
  • 1972: Prithviraj Kapoor, famous film actor, passed away.
  • 1977: Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, president of Sahitya Academy, National Professor and eminent linguist, passed away.

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