è successo un 29 Maggio

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.

Citazione del giorno : 29 Maggio

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

Compleanni : 29 Maggio

G. K. Chesterton, Scrittore inglese (1874)
Josef von Sternberg, Regista austriaco americano (1894)
Bob Hope, Comico americano (1903)
John F. Kennedy, 35 ° Presidente degli Stati Uniti (1917)
Bernard Clavel, Scrittore francese (1923)
Bernard Clavel, Scrittore francese (1923)
Charles Denner, Attore francese (1926)
Louis Velle, Attore francese (1926)
Doug Scott, Alpinista inglese (1941)
Kevin Conway, Attore americano (1942)
Helmut Berger, Attore austriaco (1944)
Gary Brooker, Attore inglese (1945)
Nick Mancuso, Attore canadese (1948)
La Toya Jackson, Cantante americana (1956)
Ted Levine, Attore americano (1957)
Annette Bening, Attrice americana (1958)
Rupert Everett, Attore inglese (1959)
Adrian Paul, Attore inglese (1959)
Noel Gallagher, Musicista inglese (1967)
Stephen Larkham, Giocatore di rugby australiano (1974)
Melanie Brown, Cantante inglese (Spice Girls) (1975)
Massimo Ambrosini, Calciatore italiano (1977)
Sébastien Grosjean, Tennista francese (1978)
Ana Beatriz Barros, Top model brasiliana (1982)
Alessandra Torresani, Attrice americana (1987)

Ci hanno lasciato un 29 Maggio

Joséphine de Beauharnais, Prima moglie di Napoleone Bonaparte (1814)
Romy Schneider, Attrice tedesca (1938)
John Barrymore, Attore americano (1942)
May Whitty, Attrice inglese (1948)
Mary Pickford, Attrice americana (1979)
Jeff Buckley, Musicista americano (1997)
Karine Ruby, Snowboarder francese (2009)
Dennis Hopper, Attore americano (2010)
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