eso ha pasado un 29 Mayo

1913 : The Rite of Spring caused a riot

On 29 May 1913, the ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, caused a riot at its premiere in Paris by the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghelev. The Parisians, usually open to novelty, were not ready for the very avant-garde sounds and choreography of the ballet. The Theatre des Champs-Elysees took the appearance of a barnyard worthy of the greatest comedy films.
The ballet is today one of the great Dance classics.

1914 : Ships crash in Canada

On 29 May 1914, a day of great fog, the Norwegian ship the Storstad hit the Empress of Ireland on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. Instead of stopping according to the proceedings in case of very dense fog, the Storstad just slowed down and the crash was very violent. Furthermore, instead of reversing the engines, he continued to go ahead which caused the crash of many people and toppled the Empress of Ireland on its side. 1073 people were killed.

1953 : Hillary and Tenzing on the summit of Everest

On May 29, 1953, climbers Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reached the summit of Everest, the highest mountain in the world. After the failures of various expeditions, a great expedition bringing together the best mountaineers of the commonwealth at that time and the best Sherpas had been organized by Colonel John Hunt. After several attempts by different members of the team, Hillary and Tenzing were finally successful in reaching the summit.

1985 : Tragedy at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels

On May 29, 1985, prior to the final of the European Cup between Liverpool and Turin at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, clashes occur between British hooligans and fans of Juventus. People who tried to escape were crushed against the security gates and when these one gave in, many people were trampled. 39 people were killed and 400 injured.

Cita del día : 29 Mayo

Tenzing Norgay
I have climbed my mountain , but I must still live my life

Cumpleaños : 29 Mayo

G. K. Chesterton, Escritor inglés (1874)
Josef von Sternberg, Director de cine austriaco americano (1894)
Bob Hope, Comediante americano (1903)
John F. Kennedy, 35o Presidente de los Estados Unidos (1917)
Bernard Clavel, Escritor francés (1923)
Bernard Clavel, Escritor francés (1923)
Charles Denner, Actor francés (1926)
Louis Velle, Actor francés (1926)
Doug Scott, Montañista inglés (1941)
Kevin Conway, Actor americano (1942)
Helmut Berger, Actor austriaco (1944)
Gary Brooker, Actor inglés (1945)
Nick Mancuso, Actor canadiense (1948)
La Toya Jackson, Cantante americana (1956)
Ted Levine, Actor americano (1957)
Annette Bening, Actriz americana (1958)
Rupert Everett, Actor inglés (1959)
Adrian Paul, Actor inglés (1959)
Noel Gallagher, Músico inglés (1967)
Stephen Larkham, Jugador de rugby australiano (1974)
Melanie Brown, Cantante inglesa (Spice Girls) (1975)
Massimo Ambrosini, Futbolista italiano (1977)
Sébastien Grosjean, Jugador de tenis francés (1978)
Ana Beatriz Barros, Modelo brasileño (1982)
Alessandra Torresani, Actriz americana (1987)

Nos han dejado un 29 Mayo

Joséphine de Beauharnais, Primera esposa de Napoleón Bonaparte (1814)
Romy Schneider, Actriz alemana (1938)
John Barrymore, Actor americano (1942)
May Whitty, Actriz inglesa (1948)
Mary Pickford, Actriz americana (1979)
Jeff Buckley, Músico americano (1997)
Karine Ruby, Snowboarder francesa (2009)
Dennis Hopper, Actor americano (2010)
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