May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2018 was the 148th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1930The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
- 1975Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- 1982Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
- 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.
- 1995The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
- 1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- 2002NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
- 2008The 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?
- 1371John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
- 1934Cecile Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
- 1940Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist
- 1944Gary Stewart, American singer (d. 2003)
- 1960Mark Sanford, 115th Governor of South Carolina and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
- 1969Mike DiFelice, American baseball player
- 1971Marco Rubio, American politician, senator from Florida
- 1979Jesse Bradford, American actor
- 1981Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
- 1982Desiree del Valle, Filipino actress
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