Tuesday, May 29, is the 150th day of 2012. There are 216 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: Actor Clifton James is 91. Former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent is 74. Race car driver Al Unser is 73. CBS News correspondent Bob Simon is 71. Actor Kevin Conway is 70. Actor Helmut Berger is 68. Rock singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) is 67. Actor Anthony Geary is 65. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 62. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 59. Rock musician Michael Porcaro (Toto) is 57. Singer LaToya Jackson is 56. Actor Ted Levine is 55. Actress Annette Bening is 54. Actor Rupert Everett is 53. Actor Adrian Paul is 53. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 51. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 49. Actress Tracey Bregman is 49. Rock musician Noel Gallagher is 45. Singer Jayski McGowan is 45. Rock musician Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 43. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 39. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks”) is 38. Singer Melanie Brown is 37. Rapper Playa Poncho is 37. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 23.
In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.
In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the US Constitution.
In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
In 1917, the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline.
In 1932, World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren’t scheduled to receive until 1945.
In 1943, Norman Rockwell’s portrait of ‘‘Rosie the Riveter’’ appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
In 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach Mount Everest’s summit.
In 1961, a couple in Paynesville, W.Va., became the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President Kennedy.
In 1973, Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
In 1985, 39 people were killed at the riot-marred European Cup soccer final in Brussels.
In 1987, a jury in Los Angeles acquitted ‘‘Twilight Zone’’ movie director John Landis and four associates of involuntary manslaughter in the movie-set deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, who were killed by a falling helicopter.