On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1949

Historical Events

  • French Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Parker retains title; beats fellow American Budge Patty 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont wins her second French singles crown; beats Nelly Adamson Landry of France 7-5, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2018)
  • Steve King, American politician (Rep (R) Iowa 2003-) rebuked for racist comments, born in Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Sue Holderness, English actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers), born in London, England
  • Wendy O. Williams, American punk rock singer-songwriter (The Plasmatics), born in Webster, New York (d. 1998)
1949 Highlights

About May 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini