On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1990

Historical Events

  • "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)

Famous Deaths

  • Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • Julius Eastman, American pianist, vocalist, and minimalist composer (The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc; Gay Guerrilla), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
1990 Highlights

About May 28, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini