Birthdays in History on May 28

  • 1140 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
  • 1371 John, the Fearless, Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior

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1524 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1574)

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • 1577 Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician
  • 1582 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
  • 1588 Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • 1641 Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)

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1660 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

King George I
King
George I
  • 1676 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
  • 1738 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and freemason who proposed and became the namesake of the guillotine, born in Saintes, France (d.1814)

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1759 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (d. 1806)

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • 1779 Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
  • 1782 Wouter J van Troostwijk, Dutch painter
  • 1789 Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
  • 1807 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
  • 1807 Louis Agassiz, Swiss naturalist/geologist/teacher
  • 1810 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1818 Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter)
  • 1819 William Birney, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1907)
  • 1820 Willem Doorenbos, [Keerom], literary/critic
  • 1828 Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1828 Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder
  • 1830 George Lucas Hartsuff, American Major General (Union Army), born in Tyre, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1836 Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
  • 1837 George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)
  • 1837 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
  • 1838 Basil Wilson Duke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1853 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
  • 1858 Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1863 Georg Adler, German state economist
  • 1865 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)
  • 1868 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
  • 1872 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
  • 1878 Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
  • 1883 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
  • 1883 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • 1884 Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
  • 1884 Theo(door) van Reijn, Dutch sculptor/lithographer
  • 1886 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • 1900 Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • 1903 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)
  • 1906 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
  • 1907 Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian
  • 1907 Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
  • 1909 John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
  • 1910 Stuart Piggott, archaeologist
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • 1912 Leslie Monson, diplomat
  • 1912 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • 1912 Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)

  • 1913 Gordon Wolstenholme, British physician (Ciba Foundation)
  • 1914 W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
  • 1915 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • 1916 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • 1916 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • 1916 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1917 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
  • 1919 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • 1919 John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • 1921 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • 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 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 B├╝lent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1927 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • 1927 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • 1928 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • 1929 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • 1930 Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
  • 1931 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • 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
  • 1935 Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1936 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician

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1940 Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, born in Pinehurst, Georgia (d. 1997)

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • 1940 Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
  • 1940 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), born in Dalkey, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • 1942 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1943 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • 1944 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)

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1944 Rudy Giuliani, American Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1994-2001) at the time of the September 11 attacks, born in NYC, New York

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • 1945 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • 1945 John N. Bambacus, American politician
  • 1946 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • 1947 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • 1947 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1950 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • 1954 George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
  • 1954 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • 1956 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1956 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • 1957 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1959 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • 1971 Marco Rubio, American politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1975 Caresa Winters, Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
  • 1977 Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television panelist (The View)
  • 2010 Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou