On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1972

Historical Events

  • Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
  • White House "plumbers" first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters and install listening devices at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheryl Demkowski, American ice dance skater (with partner Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEdward VIII

Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), dies at 77

King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

1972 Highlights

About May 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini