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Friday May 28, 2021

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.

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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 BC
    A 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.
  • 1503
    James 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.
  • 1588
    The 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).
  • 1918
    The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1952
    The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1964
    The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
  • 1979
    Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
  • 1998
    Nuclear 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.
  • 2004
    The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
  • 2008
    The 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?

  • 1883
    Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • 1892
    Sepp Dietrich, German officer (d. 1966)
  • 1938
    Jerry West, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Mark Sanford, 115th Governor of South Carolina and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
  • 1965
    Chris Ballew, American bassist (The Presidents of the United States of America)
  • 1967
    Emma Kennedy, English television presenter and actress
  • 1970
    Paul Sinha, British stand-up comedian
  • 1971
    Marco Rubio, American politician, senator from Florida
  • 1972
    Kate Ashfield, British actress
  • 1976
    Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player

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