29 May It Happened Today

1500  Portuguese explorer Bartoloweu Diaz drowns at sea.

1874  Birth of english novelist G K Chesterton.

1903  Birth of English born American comedian and actor Bob Hope.

1953  Edmund Hillary and his sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, reach the summit of Mt Everest.

1979  Death of American actress Mary Pickford.

1985  Disorder at a football match at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels leaves 39 football fans dead.

2010  Death of American actor Dennis Hopper.

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