May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2019 is the 148th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 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).
- 1644Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
- 1918The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
- 1930The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
- 1934Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
- 1952The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
- 1975Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- 2002NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
- 2003Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
Who were born on May 28?
- 1910Georg Gaßmann, German politician (d. 1987)
- 1925Bülent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
- 1933John Karlen, American actor
- 1940Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist
- 1955John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
- 1956Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
- 1962Brandon Cruz, American actor
- 1972Doriva, Brazilian footballer
- 1976Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer
- 1985Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter
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