On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

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