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
The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
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).
The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
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.
In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
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?
Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (d. 1893)
Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (d. 1999)
Bülent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor
Kamala, American professional wrestler
Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
David Baddiel, British comedian and television presenter
Emma Kennedy, English television presenter and actress
Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
Who died on May 28?
John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
Mary Lou Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist (b. 1929)
Joe Moakley, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (b. 1927)
Jean Berger, German composer (b. 1909)
Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945)
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