On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1938

Historical Events

  • Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid
  • Paul Hindemith's opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJerry West

Jerry West, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard, executive (LA Lakers, 14-time NBA All Star), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
1938 Highlights

About May 28, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini