On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 60th US National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
  • Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
  • Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
  • Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Ludlam, American playwright and actor (Big Easy), dies at 44