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 of France 7-5, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
1949 Highlights

About May 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini