Mean Temp 20.3°C 68.54°F at Taegu
May 29, 1950 (Monday)
- St. Roch, the first ship to make a circumnavigation North America, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from where it had started on July 15, 1944. The ship traversed the Northwest Passage and the Panama Canal in a voyage of more than 15,000 miles. Although the actual sailing time was only 137 days, the ship, owned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, had layovers throughout the Arctic portion of the trip to bring supplies to remote RCMP outposts.
- North Korea fire artillery across the 38th Parallel into South Korea, heavily damaging the city of Kaesong. As part of the agreement ending hostilities in 1953, Kaesong would become part of North Korean territory.
- Born: Frederick Sumaye, ninth Prime Minister of Tanzania (1995-2005)
- Died: Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr., 61, American Navy pilot and the first husband (1916-1927) of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor