On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1968

Historical Events

  • MLB: AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • MLB: NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic presidential primary in Oregon

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestKylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, Australian pop singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out of My Head"), and actress, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics, 1992, 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Corbett Davis, American NFL football fullback, 1938-42 ( Cleveland Rams), dies of a ruptured spleen in a boating accident at 53
  • Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (b. 1908)
1968 Highlights

About May 28, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini