National Backyard Games Week - May 25 - June 1, 2020 (Week before Memorial Day)
Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 24-30, 2020 (Last Full Week in May)
Shavuot - Evening of May 28 to Evening of May 29, 2020
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
2020 Monthly Holidays that include May 29, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Vivid Sydney - May 22 - June 13, 2020 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for May 29 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1736 - Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician who was the 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
1903 - Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, author, and producer (d. 2003 at the age of 100)
1917 - John F. Kennedy (JFK), American Navy lieutenant and politician who became the 35th President of the United States until his assassination on November 22, 1963
1956 - La Toya Jackson, American singer, songwriter, actress
1959 - Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist (My Best Friends Wedding)
1961 - Melissa Etheridge, American singer, songwriter
1866 - Winfield Scott (nicknamed Old Fuss and Feathers and The Grand Old Man of the Army), American General, lawyer, and politician (b. 1786)
1942 - John Barrymore, American actor (Hamlet) (b. 1882)
1997 - Jeffrey Scott Buckley, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, his cover of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah gave him a posthumously #1 hit (b. 1966)
2008 - Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (The Danny Kay Show, The Carol Burnett Show) (b. 1927)
2010 - Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, artist, screenwriter (Easy Rider, Speed) (b. 1936)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1952 - Country singer Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard divorce for the second time
2010 - Country singer Shania Twain divorces music producer Robert Lange
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. coming soon!
This Day in History
1790 - Rhode Island is admitted as the 13th U.S. State
1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. State
1914 - The RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and 1,012 people lose their lives.
1950 - The St. Roch arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada after being the first ship to circumnavigate North America
1954 - First of the annual Bilderberg conferences
1988 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan travels to the Soviet Union for the first time to a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
1999 - The Space Shuttle Discovery completes it's first docking with the International Space State
2004 - The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C.
This Day in Music
1965 - Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys hits #1
1971 - Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones hit #1 on the Hot 100 chart and stays at the top for 2 weeks
1976 - Love Hangover by Diana Ross hits #1 in America
1984 - Private Dancer, the comeback album for Tina Turner is released
Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah gave him a posthumously #1 hit in March 2008. Jeff died on this day in 1997 at the age of 30.
This Day in Sports
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
1985 - Steve Fonyo, who lost his left leg to cancer at age 12, completes a cross-Canada marathon after 14 months
2001 - Disabled golfer Casey Martin wins a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows him to use a golf cart to ride in tournaments
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim.
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