May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2020 was the 149th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1644Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
- 1940World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
- 1942World War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
- 1979Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
- 1982Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
- 198719-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and will not be released until August 3, 1988.
- 1991The capital city of Addis Ababa, falls to the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1140Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
- 1582William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
- 1936Betty Shabazz, American civil rights activist (d. 1997)
- 1938Prince Buster, Jamaican ska and rocksteady musician
- 1952Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
- 1954Andy Hamilton, British comedian
- 1970Bobby Bognar, American singer (The Piper Downs)
- 1975Charmaine Sheh, Hong Kong actress
- 1977Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
- 1986Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player
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