On This Day for 28th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 199 of 199

  • 1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
  • 1962 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1963 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
  • 1963 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
  • 1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • 1964 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
  • 1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • 1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1967 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
  • 1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • 1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise

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1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1969 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • 1970 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 1970 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Music-releaseAlbum Release

1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1971 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
  • 1972 Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
  • 1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • 1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • 1974 "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances

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1974 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • 1974 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
  • 1974 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • 1974 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1975 Soyuz 18 launches
  • 1975 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris

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1976 29th Cannes Film Festival: "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese wins the Palme d'Or

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1977 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
  • 1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • 1978 Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.
  • 1979 European Market accepts Greece as member
  • 1979 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • 1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
  • 1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • 1980 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid
  • 1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

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1982 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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1983 "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1985 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
  • 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • 1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
  • 1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1987 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
  • 1987 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • 1987 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
  • 1987 Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
  • 1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
  • 1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
  • 1990 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • 1990 Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1990 Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • 1990 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
  • 1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
  • 1992 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
  • 1993 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
  • 1993 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • 1994 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
  • 1995 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
  • 1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • 1995 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • 1995 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

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1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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1996 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko

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1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1997 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
  • 1997 Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
  • 1997 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 1998 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

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1999 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1999 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • 2002 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 2003 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

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2003 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2004 The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

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2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2006 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2008 The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2011 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2014 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 267

  • 1921 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • 1922 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
  • 1922 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • 1924 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • 1924 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • 1924 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • 1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Martha Vickers, Ann Arbor MI, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless)
  • 1925 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • 1927 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927 Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
  • 1927 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • 1927 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • 1928 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • 1928 Jacob R Druckman, composer
  • 1929 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1929 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • 1930 Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
  • 1930 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
  • 1931 Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
  • 1931 Ervin Junger, composer
  • 1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard, composer
  • 1931 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
  • 1931 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • 1932 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • 1932 Timothy Renton, MP
  • 1933 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 Philip Otton, high court judge
  • 1934 Dionne Quintuplets, secluded quintuplets, born Annette, Alive Cecile, Alive Emelie, Dead 1954 Marie, Dead 1970 Yvonne, Alive, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as
  • 1934 Julian Slade, composer
  • 1934 Rob du Bois, composer
  • 1935 Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1936 Maki Ishii, composer
  • 1936 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician

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1938 Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1938 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
  • 1940 Betty Shabazz, educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1940 Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
  • 1940 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Beth Howland, actress (Vera-Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1941 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • 1942 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1943 Dennis Riley, composer
  • 1943 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1943 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • 1943 Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
  • 1943 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
  • 1944 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • 1944 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Rudy Giuliani, (Mayor-R/L- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • 1945 Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
  • 1945 John Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • 1945 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • 1945 John N. Bambacus, American politician
  • 1946 Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
  • 1946 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • 1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1947 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • 1947 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • 1947 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1947 Leland Sklar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, musician and bass guitarist
  • 1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1948 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 1949 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1950 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • 1950 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
  • 1952 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • 1954 George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
  • 1954 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • 1954 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1955 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1956 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • 1956 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • 1956 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • 1958 Yvet Anna, painter
  • 1959 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1959 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • 1961 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • 1962 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1963 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • 1963 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 102 of 102

  • 2010 Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)

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2014 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), dies at 86

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou