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Thursday May 28, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1644
    Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
  • 1940
    World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
  • 1942
    World War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
  • 1979
    Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
  • 1987
    19-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.
  • 1991
    The 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.
  • 1996
    U.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.
  • 2003
    Peter 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?

  • 1140
    Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
  • 1582
    William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
  • 1936
    Betty Shabazz, American civil rights activist (d. 1997)
  • 1938
    Prince Buster, Jamaican ska and rocksteady musician
  • 1952
    Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1954
    Andy Hamilton, British comedian
  • 1970
    Bobby Bognar, American singer (The Piper Downs)
  • 1975
    Charmaine Sheh, Hong Kong actress
  • 1977
    Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
  • 1986
    Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player

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