May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2021 is the 148th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 28 Historical Event(s)
- 585 BCA solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
- 1503James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years.
- 1588The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port).
- 1918The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
- 1952The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
- 1964The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
- 1979Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
- 1998Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
- 2004The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
- 2008The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
Who were born on May 28?
- 1883Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
- 1892Sepp Dietrich, German officer (d. 1966)
- 1938Jerry West, American basketball player
- 1960Mark Sanford, 115th Governor of South Carolina and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
- 1965Chris Ballew, American bassist (The Presidents of the United States of America)
- 1967Emma Kennedy, English television presenter and actress
- 1970Paul Sinha, British stand-up comedian
- 1971Marco Rubio, American politician, senator from Florida
- 1972Kate Ashfield, British actress
- 1976Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player
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