On This Day

Historical Events on May 28 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosport becomes first Asian to win the race; Brazilian Hélio Castroneves finishes just 0.2011 seconds behind
  • 2017 Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan, 1st Dutchman to win

Sports History

2017 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Trump National GC: A week after winning The Tradition, Bernhard Langer of Germany triumphs by 1 stroke from Vijay Singh

  • 2018 Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink - Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan
  • 2018 One million French smokers quit in one year after anti-smoking measures introduced according to Public Health France
  • 2019 Johnson & Johnson go on trial in Oklahoma accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying risks of addiction helping create "opioid epidemic", first of 2,000 cases against US pharmaceutical firms

Historic Event

2020 Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declares State of Emergency in Minneapolis and activates the Minnesota National Guard after protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody

Historic Event

2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for new protections for women after the 'honor killing' of a 14-year old by her father

  • 2021 Discovery of a mass grave with the remains of 215 children from Kamloops Indian Residential School announced by First Nation in British Columbia, Canada [1]