28 May

28 May

May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 217 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 28th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Hamburger Day
  • Amnesty International Day
  • National Brisket Day
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – May 28

1998: Pakistan detonates five atom bombs

The nuclear tests came as a response to India’s tests just days earlier. Fearing a devastating conflict between the two nuclear powers, a number of countries, including the U.S. and Japan, imposed economic sanctions.

1987: Mathias Rust lands on the Red Square in Moscow

The 19-year old West German amateur pilot illegally landed his Cessna in the heart of the Russian capital at the height of the Cold War.

1961: Amnesty International is founded

The publication of Peter Benenson’s article “The forgotten prisoners” is commonly considered the organization’s birth hour. Amnesty International is one of the world’s most influential human rights organizations.

1937: Volkswagen (VW) is founded

The automobile manufacturer whose name means “People’s Car” in German is one of the world’s biggest. It produced classics like the VW Golf and the VW Beetle.

1936: Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication

In this landmark paper, the British computer pioneer described the Turing Machine and defined the inherent limits of computation.

1944: British Cromwell tank towing a Soviet T-34 tank on a forest road during Cromwell trials in USSR. Kubinka proving ground, Moscow region, September 1944.

British Cromwell tank towing a Soviet T-34 tank on a forest road during Cromwell trials in USSR. Kubinka proving ground, Moscow region, September 1944.

1934: The ‘Via Panisperna boys’ in 1934: from left to right, chemist Oscar D’Agostino and physicists Emilio Segrè (Nobel prize in physics in 1959), Edward Amaldi, Franco Rasetti and Enrico Fermi (Nobel prize in physics in 1938)

The ‘Via Panisperna boys’ in 1934: from left to right, chemist Oscar D’Agostino and physicists Emilio Segrè (Nobel prize in physics in 1959), Edward Amaldi, Franco Rasetti and Enrico Fermi (Nobel prize in physics in 1938)

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, May 28

1968: Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1944: Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer, politician, 107th Mayor of New York City

1923:  György Ligeti, Romanian/Austrian composer

1908: Ian Fleming, English journalist, author

1883: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian politician

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, May 28

2014: Maya Angelou, American author, poet, actress, director

1972: Edward VIII, of the United Kingdom

1937: Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist

1849: Anne Brontë, English author, poet

1843: Noah Webster, American lexicographer, author


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