On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1971

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars

Famous Birthdays

  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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? 49 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini