Today in History for 29th May 2021

Historical Events

1922 – US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
1924 – AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks
1954 – British runner Diane Leather becomes first woman to run the mile in under 5 minutes; 4:59.6 at Alexander Sports Ground in Birmingham, England
1987 – “Twilight Zone: The Movie” director John Landis found innocent of involuntary manslaughter in death of actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors during filming
2005 – Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
2018 – Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study

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Famous Birthdays

1910 – Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
1948 – Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
1954 – Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
1958 – Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
1982 – Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (Sports Illustrated), born in Itabira, Brazil
1989 – Riley Keough, American actress and model, grand daughter of Elvis Presley, born in Santa Monica, California

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Famous Deaths

1405 – Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France
1899 – Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, dies at 60
1942 – John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
1942 – Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet (Tangled Hair), dies at 63
1951 – Dimitrios Levidis, Greek composer, dies at 66
2009 – Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (b. 1978)

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