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.