May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2021 was the 148th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
- 1533The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
- 1754French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
- 1830President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
- 1937The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
- 1940World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
- 1952The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
- 1996U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
- 2002The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
- 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?
- 1738Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
- 1911Dame Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
- 1922Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
- 1953Arto Lindsay, American guitarist and singer
- 1964Christa Miller, American actress
- 1974Alicia Minshew, American actress
- 1980Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
- 1983Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
- 1986Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player
- 1999Cameron Boyce, American child actor
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