An obsessive fan of David Letterman, broke into his house and took his Porsche, but the comedian laughed it all off.
A celebrity stalker pleaded guilty in a US court to breaking into the home of comedian and chat show host David Letterman on May 30, 1989.
Margaret Ray, who suffered schizophrenia, left cookies and an empty whiskey bottle in the foyer of Letterman's home in Connecticut after she entered the property without permission.
Publicly, Letterman treated it as a joke.
In 1993, before taking his late-night show to broadcaster CBS, Letterman's ``Top 10 things I have to do before I leave NBC″ included: "Send change of address forms to that woman who breaks into my house.″
Ray's obsession with Letterman began in 1988, when she was arrested for driving his Porsche into New York.
Lacking the fare through the tunnel, she told authorities: "I'm Mrs. David Letterman ... Don't you think David Letterman is good for the toll?″
On May 30, 1842, John Francis attempted to assassinate Britain's Queen Victoria while she rode in a carriage through a London park.
Francis fired a pistol only a few metres from the monarch but it managed to miss her.
Nearby police and bystanders jumped on Francis who was arrested. Sentenced to death for treason, his sentence was commuted to transportation to Australia.
French teenager and military leader Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in Rouen on May 30, 1431, after being found guilty of witchcraft by an English-dominated court.
Despite being aged only 19, she had led the French army to resounding victories over the English invaders in the Hundred Years' War.
About 1300 people were killed on May 30, 1896, during a stampede at Khodynka Field, Moscow, during festivities to celebrate the coronation of Russia's new Tsar Nicholas II.
The tragedy started when the government handed out parcels to the public containing food and other gifts.
Thirty-nine people were killed when a football riot turned into a mass crush at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, on May 29 1985.
The tragedy happened during the European Cup final between bitter rivals Juventus, of Italy, and England's Liverpool.
The victims were killed when a wall collapsed in the dilapidated stadium and crushed Juventus fans as they tried to escape Liverpool supporters.
Police at the scene were unable to contain the violence and riot police were called in to calm the situation.
Despite protests from both team managers, authorities decided the game should proceed. As the whistle blew to start play, the bodies of victims were being moved to the nearby stadium car park.
Juventus won the match 1-0, but one player from the Italian club described the victory as "the cup of death".
The tragedy at the Heysel Stadium was just one deadly incident involving hooliganism and hazardous, out-of-date stadiums that struck football during the 1980s.
As a result, English clubs were banned from competing in Europe by football authorities.
On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary, right, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
The pair hugged each other with relief and joy but only stayed on the summit for 15 minutes because they were low on oxygen.
Pharmacist John Pemberton placed his first advertisement for Coca-Cola in the Atlanta Journal on May 29, 1886.
Pemberton, a wounded American Civil War veteran, developed the syrupy liquid as an alternative for morphine.
He sold the rights to the drink shortly before his death at the age of 55.
On May 29, 2018, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko faked his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot.
He was smeared with pig blood and taken to the morgue to make it appear he had been shot by Russian intelligence operatives.
Days later he walked into a press conference to tell the world he was alive.
The first quintuplets to survive beyond infancy were born in a small Canadian town on May 28, 1934.
Needing access to incubators for the premature babies, which were not available in nearby hospitals, the father of the so-called Dionne quintuplets signed a deal to have them exhibited at a show in Chicago.
The premier of Ontario (pictured) passed a specific law to make them wards of the state, and for nine years they were unable to live with their parents.
Instead the quintuplets were presented as a tourist attraction, with 3000 people watching them play each day.
The girls featured in three Hollywood movies and were used in advertisements for milk, toothpaste, chocolates, disinfectant and other products.
A specially-designed theme park was built with the Dionne quintuplets as the centrepiece.
When they were finally returned to their parents they were deeply unhappy.
Both their parents were abusive and their siblings spoke English rather than French.
Two of the quintuplets are still alive today.
In a major embarrassment for the Soviet Union, a West German teenager evaded air defence systems to land a light plane outside Red Square in Moscow on May 28, 1987.
Eighteen-year-old amateur Mathias Rust flew from Helsinki into Moscow, baffling Soviet air traffic control.
By pure luck, the overhead power lines for the Red Square trolleycar had been removed for maintenance that morning.
He landed without issue, greeted curious passersby before he was arrested two hours later.
He was jailed for hooliganism but pardoned a year later.
An accomplice who knew about the Oklahoma City bombing before it happened was jailed for 12 years on May 27, 1998.
Michael Fortier helped scout out the location of the terrorist attack with his friend Timothy McVeigh before the attack that killed 168 people.
Fortier was tearfully apologetic in court as he admitted his guilt.
"I deeply regret not taking the information I had to the police," he said.
Survivors and relatives for victims lambasted Fortier for staying silent when he could have stopped the terrorist attack.
"All he needed to do was take responsibility and call. One phone call would have done it," Constance Favorite, whose daughter died in the bombing, told the court.
Fortier was released from prison in 2006 and given a new identity through the witness protection program.
McVeigh was sentenced to death over the bombing.
He had been arrested 90 minutes after the blast after he was caught driving without a number plate.
Punk provocateurs The Sex Pistols release their most controversial song, 'God Save The Queen' on May 27, 1977.