On This Day In History, 29 May

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World Events Today

  • Before the start of the European Cup Final at the Heysel Stadium, 39 fans died today in 1985, when a wall collapsed on Juventus fans
  • The World War II Memorial in Washington D C, on the former site of the Rainbow Pool, was dedicated today in 2004
  • Transgender was no longer classified as a mental health illness, by the World Health Organization today in 2019

Entertainment Events Today

  • The original version of White Christmas, written by Irving Berlin for the film Holiday Inn, was recorded by Bing Crosby today in 1942, it would become the best-selling single in the world
  • Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1 in extra time to win the European Cup Final today in 1968, it was 10 years after more than half the Manchester United team was lost in the Munich Air Disaster
  • The science fiction adventure movie Jurassic World, the fourth of the Jurassic Park series, premiered at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris today in 2015

Family Events Today

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, JFK, the 35th President of the United States, was born today in 1917 in Massachusetts
  • The English singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher, of rock band Oasis fame, was born today in 1967 in Manchester
  • The American actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper, known for Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now, died today in 2010 aged 74

Main Event Today

  • The New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on the summit of Mount Everest today in 1953

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Paperclip Day

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