On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1971

Historical Events

Album Release

Paul McCartney releases "Ram", his 2nd solo album

  • USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars

Famous Birthdays

  • Ekaterina Gordeeva, Soviet-Russian figure skater (with Sergei Grinkov - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Isabelle Carré, French actress
  • Marco Rubio, American politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

Famous Deaths

  • Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), killed in a plane crash at 46
  • Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
1971 Highlights

About May 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini