May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2019 was the 148th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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).
- 1798The United States Congress empowers president John Adams to enlist 10,000 men for service in case of a declaration of war or invasion of the country’s domain. It also authorizes Adams to instruct commanders of ships-of-war to seize armed French vessels preying upon or attacking American merchantmen about the coast.
- 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.
- 1936Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
- 1958Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro’s 26 July movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
- 1964The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
- 1979Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
- 1993Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
- 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.
- 2004The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
Who were born on May 28?
- 1883Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
- 1910Lady Rachel Kempson, English actress (d. 2003)
- 1934Yvonne Dionne, Dionne quintuplets(d. 2001)
- 1944Billy Vera, American actor and singer-songwriter
- 1970Paul Sinha, British stand-up comedian
- 1979Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
- 1980Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
- 1981Aaron Schock, American politician
- 1981Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
- 1990Kyle Walker, English footballer
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