What happened this day in history May 28

What are the important events that happened on May 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 28 is the 148th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 15, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,685,232,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontaoctagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 258 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,810 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 28 Historical Events

  • 1533
    The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
  • 1588
    The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port).
  • 1930
    The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
  • 1940
    World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
  • 1974
    Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
  • 1977
    In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • 1995
    The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
  • 1999
    In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
  • 2002
    NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2008
    The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

Who were born on May 28?

  • 1641
    Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
  • 1818
    P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (d. 1893)
  • 1921
    Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (d. 1999)
  • 1925
    Bülent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor
  • 1950
    Kamala, American professional wrestler
  • 1952
    Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1964
    David Baddiel, British comedian and television presenter
  • 1967
    Emma Kennedy, English television presenter and actress
  • 1980
    Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer

Who died on May 28?

  • 1672
    John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • 1878
    John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
  • 1972
    King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
  • 1980
    Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
  • 1981
    Mary Lou Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • 1994
    Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Joe Moakley, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Jean Berger, German composer (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945)

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