May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2019 was the 148th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1892In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
- 192628th May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
- 1940World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
- 1961Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
- 1964The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
- 1975Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- 1977In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
- 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.
- 1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- 2004The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
Who were born on May 28?
- 1738Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
- 1883Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
- 1888Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1942)
- 1914W. G. G. Duncan Smith, British World War II pilot (d. 1996)
- 1918Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 1990)
- 1934Cecile Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
- 1950Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
- 1955John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
- 1956Julie Peasgood, British actress
- 1971Isabelle Carré, French actress
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