May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2020 is the 149th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1588The 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).
- 192628th May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
- 1940World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
- 1951British radio comedy programme The Goon Show was broadcast on BBC for the first time.
- 1952The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
- 1958Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro’s 26 July movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
- 1977In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
- 1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- 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?
- 1836Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
- 1837Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
- 1940Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist
- 1959John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
- 1964Christa Miller, American actress
- 1970Paul Sinha, British stand-up comedian
- 1971Ekaterina Gordeeva, Russian figure skater
- 1974Alicia Minshew, American actress
- 1976Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player
- 1983Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
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