May 29 Deaths in History - May 29 Birthdays - May 29 Events
2010 Dennis Hopper, actor, True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider, dies in Venice, California, of prostate cancer, at age 74
2004 Archibald Cox, Watergate prosecutor, fired by Nixon during the Watergate hearings, dies at 92
2004 Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan, formerly world's oldest person in 2004, dies at 114
2004 Sam Dash, lawyer, Senate counsel during Watergate, dies at 79
2004 Samuel Dash, American Lawyer
1998 Barry Goldwater, born in Phoenix, Arizona, Senator-R-Arizona 1953 - 1965, 1969 - 1987, Republican Presidential candidate 1964, dies at 89 from a stroke
1997 Jeff Buckley, musician, singer, guitarist, alternative rock, folk music genres, performed with Gods and Monsters, dies of an accidental drowning at age 30
1997 John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84
1997 George Fenneman, announcer, 'You Bet Your Life', dies at 77
1996 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
1996 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
1996 Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
1995 Margaret Chase Smith, 1st woman Representative and Senator R-Maine, dies at 97
1994 Erich Honecker, president of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
1994 Harry Levin, literary Scholar, dies at 81
1994 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
1994 Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
1994 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
1993 Billy Conn, boxer (fought Joe Louis 1951), dies of pneumonia at 75
1993 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
1992 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
1992 Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
1992 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
1992 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
1991 Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
1987 Alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
1985 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccor match
1985 Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
1982 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
1979 Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
1978 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
1977 Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66
1973 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
1971 Max Trapp, composer, teacher, Berlin's Stadtischen Konservatorium, member, National Socialist movement, dies at 83
1970 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
1967 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
1961 Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
1958 Juan Ramon Jimenez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
1957 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
1956 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
1956 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
1955 Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
1951 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
1951 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
1951 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
1951 Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
1948 May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs. Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
1943 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
1942 John Barrymore, U.S. actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies at 60
1935 Josef Suk, Czechoslovakian violinist and composer, dies at 61
1934 Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
1934 Heihatjiro Tojo, Japanese Admiral (Russian-Japanese War), dies
1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
1923 Adolf Oberlander, German painter, dies
1922 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor and director, dies at 39
1916 James J. Hill, American Businessman
1911 William Schwenck Gilbert, English writer (Gilbert and Sullivan), dies at 74
1911 William Gilbert, British Composer
1910 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
1905 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
1899 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60
1892 Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri], Persian founder (Baha'i), dies at 74
1885 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
1883 Albrecht of Prussia, mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
1883 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies
1877 John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
1869 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
1862 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
1833 William Marshall, composer, dies at 84
1829 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
1816 Madame L'Ouverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies
1815 Cornelis de Gijselaar, politician/patriot, dies at 64
1814 Josephine, empress of France (1804-14), dies
1788 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
1750 Giuseppe Porsile, composer, dies at 70
1691 Cornelis Tromp, admiral-general/son of Maarten T, dies at 61
1680 Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73
1660 Gyorgy Rakoczi II, prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle
1660 Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44
1629 Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74
1593 John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
1546 Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St. Andrews, murdered
1544 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
1500 Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez), Portuguese sea explorer, drowns
1453 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49




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