28 MAY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Joseph Ignace Guillotin, 1738
  • William Pitt the Younger, 1759
  • Thomas Moore, 1779
  • Tony Pastor, 1837
  • Jim Thorpe, 1886
  • Ian Fleming, 1908
  • Walker Percy, 1916
  • Stephen Birmingham, 1931
  • Dionne Quintuplets, 1934
  • Caroll Baker, 1935
  • Gladys Knight, 1944
  • Rudolph Giuliani, 1944
  • John Fogerty, 1945
  • Sondra Locke, 1947
  • David Baddiel, 1964
  • Kylie Minogue, 1968
  • Carrie Mulligan, 1985

Died On This Day:

  • Luigi Boccherini, 1805
  • Noah Webster, 1843
  • Anne Bronte, 1849
  • Audie Murphy, 1971
  • Edward VIII Duke of Windsor, 1972
  • Eric Morecambe, 1984
  • Anthony 'Big Tuna' Accardo, 1992
  • Julius Boros, 1994
  • Phil Hartman shot dead, 1998
  • Beryl Cook, 2008
  • Gary Coleman, 2010
  • Maya Angelou, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 585 BC - Traditional date of cease fire between Lydians and Medes when total eclipse of sun occurred.
  • 1742 - First indoor swimming pool opens in London.
  • 1754 - George Washington and troops capture French east of Uniontown, PA (French & Indian War).
  • 1804 - First Republic of France ends; Era of Napoleon begins.
  • 1870 - First stamp auction in America held in New York City.
  • 1892 - Famed naturalist John Muir founds the Sierra Club.
  • 1900 - Solar eclipse darkens much of Northern hemisphere.
  • 1902 - Thomas A. Edison announces his invention of the alkaline storage battery.
  • 1922 - Detroit News Orchestra becomes first to broadcast on radio on station WWJ.
  • 1928 - Chrysler and Dodge merge in biggest auto industry merger in history.
  • 1929 - First Technicolor film, 'On With the Show' opens at Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.
  • 1937 - Neville Chamberlain appointed Prime Minister of England.
  • 1940 - Belgian army surrenders to Germans.
  • 1951 - Goon Show (Crazy People Featuring the Goons) broadcast in UK with Sellers, Secombe & Milligan.
  • 1961 - Observer article about prisoners by Brit lawyer Peter Benenson leads to founding of Amnesty Intl.
  • 1967 - British yachtsman Sir Francis Chicester sails into Plymouth, England after circumnavigation of globe.
  • 2008 - King Gyanendra of Nepal, revered as a living god, stripped of power as Assembly in Nepal abolishes monarchy.
  • 2011 - £1.15 million paid by anonymous Asian for the world's most expensive camera - a Leica 0 series from 1923 - at Vienna's WestLicht Gallery.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Germanus of Paris
  • Bernard of Montjoux
  • St. Augustine

Holiday:

  • Public Holiday in Jamaica
  • Armenian Independence Day (1918)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • PROCESSION OF THE HOLY BLOOD in Belgium on first Monday after May 2.
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • ASCENSION DAY (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTACOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • I'D AL-HAJJ, Muslim Festival
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • BUDDHA PURNIMA, Hindu Festival, celebrated early May
  • GANGA DASSHERA, Hindu Festival, celebrated end of May
  • ARMED FORCES DAY in US - third Saturday in May
  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER in US - first Thursday in May
  • NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY - third Friday in May in US
  • NATIONAL TEACHER'S DAY - Tuesday in the first full week in May in US
  • VICTORIA DAY - first Monday before May 25, celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday in Canada
  • WESAK FESTIVAL celebrated in the eastern hemisphere at the Taurus full moon, beginning of May
  • GOODWILL FESTIVAL celebrated at the Gemini full moon, end of May

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Word Search

[ Advanced Search ]

Year Search

[ Advanced Search ]

About These Tools
An introduction to Events-Day-by-Day by Larry Belling. More...

Buy Events Day-By-Day for PalmOS. More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
  © 2015 Belling Productions Inc.  
Designed by vakart