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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 28 is the 48th
(hundredth – fortieth eighth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

— Alfred Adler
Austrian psychologist (died May 28, 1937).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 28 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 585 a. C .: a solar eclipse foreseen by Thales of Mileto takes place, while Alyattes II is waging the “battle of the eclipse” against Ciáxares. This leads to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates that allow us to calculate other dates.
  • 621: Li Shimin, son of the Chinese Emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande at the Battle of Hulao (Henan). His victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the fall of the Sui dynasty in favor of the Tang dynasty.
  • 722: in Asturias the battle of Covadonga takes place between the Muslim troops and those of the Asturian-Godo uprising that began in 718, led by Pelayo. It is considered the birth of the Kingdom of Asturias and the first significant defeat of Islam in Europe.
  • 1486: in the province of Granada (Spain), the Christian army under the command of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, the Great Captain, after fierce attacks in which Boabdil and Hamet el Zegrí were wounded, entered the city of Loja.
  • 1503: James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor marry in accordance with the papal bull of Pope Alexander VI.
  • 1533: The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn valid.
  • 1588: the Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, leaves Lisbon in the direction of the English Channel.
  • 1785: in Spain, Carlos III approves the new models of the Spanish national and civil flag, which would eventually lay the foundations for the modern flag of Spain.
  • 1812: in the town of Escamela (Veracruz) the Mexican José María Morelos y Pavón fights against the royalists.
  • 1864: in Mexico, Maximiliano de Habsburgo and Carlota de Belgium arrive in Veracruz.
  • 1871: the Paris Commune falls into a bloodbath of 30,000 dead at the hands of reactionary French and Prussian armies.
  • 1890: in the United States of America, Elijah J. Bond patents the güija board.
  • 1918: The Armenian National Liberation Movement declares the independence of the Democratic Republic of Armenia.
  • 1925: constitution of the first municipal corporation of Rábade with which it becomes an Independent City Council after its segregation from that of Begonte.
  • 1926: in Portugal, the forces of Manuel Gomes da Costa carry out a coup.
  • 1928: the automakers Chrysler and Dodge merge in the United States.
  • 1929: in Mexico, President Emilio Portes Gil grants autonomy to the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1937: The Volkswagen car manufacturing company is founded in Germany.
  • 1937: in San Francisco (California) the Golden Gate Bridge is inaugurated to road traffic.
  • 1940: Belgium capitulates to the Germans in World War II.
  • 1942: Mexico declares war on Axis forces and formally enters World War II, after the Germans sank the Potrero del Llano and Faja de Oro oil tankers.
  • 1944: Revolution of May 28. “La Gloriosa” Ecuador overthrew President Carlos A. Arroyo del Río and that later allowed the ascent of Velasco Ibarra to the Presidency.
  • 1948: in Havana (Cuba) the first public function of Alicia Alonso takes place in La Siesta de un fauno, Pas de quatre and the second act of Swan Lake.
  • 1953: in the province of Davao del Sur (Philippines) the municipality of Hagonoy is created.
  • 1957: in Cuba the massacre of the expeditionaries of the Corynthia takes place.
  • 1957: in Guamá (Santiago de Cuba) the guerrillas of the Rebel Army defeat the Batista troops in the battle of El Uvero.
  • 1957: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States detonates the 12-kiloton Boltzmann hydrogen bomb. It is the bomb number 89 of the total of 1,132 atomic bombs that detonated that country between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1961: in Pinar del Río – a month after US President John F. Kennedy’s attempt to invade the Bay of Pigs – a counterrevolutionary group sets fire to the Cine Riesgo with “live phosphorus” (provided by the US CIA) during a children’s matinee. 26 children and 14 adults are injured.
  • 1961: In London, The Observer newspaper publishes an article by Peter Benenson “The forgotten prisoners”, which launches a campaign for amnesty, which ended up being the origin of the organization Amnesty International.
  • 1961: in Mexico the Cathedral of Autlán is consecrated, which would serve as the seat of the new diocese, the Diocese of Autlán. The new bishop is Miguel González Ibarra.
  • 1971: the Soviet Union launches the Mars 3 probe towards Mars.
  • 1973: in Argentina, the new government of Héctor José Cámpora resumes diplomatic relations with Cuba, as part of the turn to the left.
  • 1974: Eleanor F. Helin spots the asteroid (2050) Francis.
  • 1976: The United States and the Soviet Union sign a treaty limiting the magnitude of underground nuclear explosions for peaceful uses.
  • 1982: in the Falklands War, British Lieutenant Herbert Jones is killed by Oscar Ledesma, a soldier in the Argentine Army, during the Battle of Pradera del Ganso.
  • 1987: in the middle of Red Square in Moscow (Soviet Union), a young German, Mathias Rust, landed his Cessna plane, highlighting the relaxation of Soviet air security.
  • 1988: Belgium signs peace with the Colombian province of Boyacá as a result of the war that the latter declared in 1867 when it was a sovereign state
  • 1992: Oscar Luigi Scalfaro is appointed President of Italy.
  • 1998: Pakistan conducts five nuclear tests, and decrees a state of emergency, reacting to unspecified threats of external aggression.
  • 2007: in Venezuela, the government of Hugo Chávez inaugurates the state channel TVes (replacing RCTV).
  • 2008: in Nepal, the Constituent Assembly abolishes the monarchy that ruled the country, and establishes a federal republic.
  • 2009: a strong earthquake occurs in Honduras, whose seismic wave also reaches the territories of Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and towns such as Chetumal and Cancún in Mexico.
  • 2011: President Manuel Zelaya returns to Honduras after two years in exile due to a military coup against his government in 2009.
  • 2011: In London, England, Fútbol Club Barcelona wins its fourth UEFA Champions League against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
  • 2014: the football club Mineros de Zacatecas, formerly Estudiantes Tecos, is founded.
  • 2016: in Milan, Italy, Real Madrid C. F. wins its eleventh UEFA Champions League after beating Atlético de Madrid on penalties.
  • 2017: in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Club Deportivo Guadalajara wins its twelfth Liga MX by defeating the UANL Tigres 2-1 at the Akron Stadium with goals from Alan Pulido and José Juan «Gallo» Vázquez.
  • 2020: in Negrar it was announced that under the land of some vineyards there had been the discovery of a Roman villa from the 3rd century AD. C. with its mosaics in an exceptional state of conservation.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 28 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1140 – Xin Qiji, Chinese writer of the Song dynasty (d. 1207).
  • 1292: Felipe de Castilla, Infante de Castilla (d. 1327).
  • 1371: John I of Burgundy, French aristocrat (d. 1419).
  • 1524: Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574).
  • 1588: Pierre Séguier, French Chancellor (d. 1672).
  • 1641: Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693).
  • 1660: George I, British aristocrat, king between 1714 and 1727 (d. 1727).
  • 1676: Jacopo Francesco Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754).
  • 1692: Joseph Butler, British philosopher (d. 1752).
  • 1735: François Christophe Kellermann, French military man (d. 1820).
  • 1738: Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French physician and deputy (d. 1814).
  • 1759: William Pitt, the Younger, British politician (d. 1806).
  • 1763: Manuel Alberti, Argentine priest member of the First Governing Board (f. 1811).
  • 1778: Jacinto Lara, Venezuelan military (d. 1859).
  • 1779: Thomas Moore, Irish writer and musician (d. 1852).
  • 1807: Louis Agassiz, American naturalist (d. 1873).
  • 1810: Juan Vicente González, Venezuelan romantic writer (d. 1866).
  • 1818: P. G. T. Beauregard, Confederate American general (d. 1893).
  • 1835: Wilhelm Albermann, German sculptor (d. 1913).
  • 1839: Luigi Capuana, Italian writer (d. 1915).
  • 1841: Giovanni Sgambati, Italian composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1914).
  • 1853: Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919).
  • 1854: Germán Riesco, Chilean politician (d. 1916).
  • 1855: Emilio Estrada Carmona, Ecuadorian politician (d. 1911).
  • 1878: Paul Pelliot, French explorer (d. 1945).
  • 1879: Milutin Milanković, Serbian geophysicist.
  • 1879: Vanessa Bell, British painter (d. 1961).
  • 1881: Luis Orgaz, Spanish military (d. 1946).
  • 1883: Václav Talich, Czech conductor and musician (d. 1961).
  • 1883: Ricardo Zandonai, Italian composer (d. 1944).
  • 1884: Edvard Beneš, Czechoslovak statesman (d. 1948).
  • 1885: Piet Zwart, Dutch architect (d. 1977).
  • 1888: Jim Thorpe, American athlete (d. 1953).
  • 1889: Richard Réti, American chess player of Czech origin (d. 1929).
  • 1892: Josef Dietrich, Nazi German military man, of the Waffen-SS (d. 1966).
  • 1902: Luis César Amadori, Argentine filmmaker (d. 1977).
  • 1908: Ian Fleming, British writer and actor, creator of James Bond (d. 1964).
  • 1909: Israel Roa, Chilean expressionist painter (d. 2002).
  • 1910: T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1975).
  • 1910: Rachel Kempson, British actress (d. 2003).
  • 1911: Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003).
  • 1912: Patrick White, Australian writer, 1973 Nobel Prize Winner (d. 1990).
  • 1915: Joseph Greenberg, American linguist.
  • 1916: Walker Percy, American author (d. 1990).
  • 1917: Barry Commoner, American biologist and politician (d. 2012).
  • 1921: Luis Jaime Cisneros Vizquerra, Peruvian linguist and professor (d. 2011).
  • 1921: Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (d. 1999).
  • 1922: Agustín Piru Gaínza, Spanish footballer (d. 1995).
  • 1923: György Lígueti, Hungarian composer (d. 2006).
  • 1925: Bülent Ecevit, Turkish politician (d. 2006).
  • 1925: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, conductor and musicologist.
  • 1926: Russ Freeman, American pianist and composer (d. 2002).
  • 1926: Teodoro González de León, Mexican architect (d. 2016).
  • 1928: Nemesio Fernández-Cuesta Illana, Spanish politician, economist and businessman (f. 2009).
  • 1928: Luis Pestarino, Argentine soccer referee.
  • 1931: Carroll Baker, American actress.
  • 1931: Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014).
  • 1932: Chiquito de la Calzada (Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández), Spanish humorist (d. 2017).
  • 1938: Leonardo Favio, Argentine singer, composer, actor and filmmaker (d. 2012).
  • 1938: Jerry West, American basketball player.
  • 1940: Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012).
  • 1941: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (d. 2007).
  • 1941: Diego Puerta, Spanish bullfighter (d. 2011).
  • 1942: Stanley B. Prusiner, American biochemist and neurologist.
  • 1943: Elena Suliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004).
  • 1944: Gladys Knight, American singer.
  • 1944: Carlos Solchaga, Spanish politician and economist.
  • 1944: Rudolph Giuliani, American politician, former mayor of New York.
  • 1944: Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor.
  • 1944: Fernando Hernández Ramírez, Costa Rican soccer player (f. 1997).
  • 1945: John Fogerty, American musician, of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • 1945: Patch Adams, American doctor and activist.
  • 1945: Chayito Valdez, Mexican singer (d. 2016).
  • 1946: Marcelino Hernández Rodríguez, Mexican bishop.
  • 1947: Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist.
  • 1947: Sondra Locke, American actress (d. 2018).
  • 1947: Leland Sklar, American composer and bassist, of the band The Section and Era.
  • 1948: Pierre Rapsat, Belgian singer-songwriter (d. 2002).
  • 1949: Wendy O. Williams, American singer, of the band Plasmatics (d. 1998).
  • 1950: Kamala, American wrestler.
  • 1954: Yuri Yegórov, Russian pianist (d. 1988).
  • 1955: John McGeoch, Scottish musician, of the bands Magazine and Visage.
  • 1957: Kirk Gibson, American baseball player.
  • 1959: Juan Luis Giménez, Spanish guitarist, of the band Presuntos implicados.
  • 1960: Pastora Vega, Spanish actress.
  • 1960: Pacho Rodríguez, Colombian cyclist.
  • 1960: Mark Sanford, American politician.
  • 1962: James Michael Tyler, American actor.
  • 1963: Marc Antoine, French jazz guitarist and composer.
  • 1963: Gavin Harrison, British musician, of the bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson.
  • 1963: Ramón Salazar, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1964: Christa Miller, American actress.
  • 1964: Phil Vassar, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1964: Armen Gilliam, former American NBA basketball player (d. 2011).
  • 1964: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Filipino singer and actress.
  • 1966: Maiamar Abrodos, Argentine trans actress and teacher.
  • 1966: Ashley Laurence, American actress.
  • 1967: Glen Rice, American basketball player.
  • 1968: Kylie Minogue, Australian singer.
  • 1968: Tetsu Nagasawa, Japanese soccer player and director.
  • 1969: Justin Kirk, American actor.
  • 1970: Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (f. 2002).
  • 1971: Marco Rubio, American politician.
  • 1972: Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1972: Antal Kovács, Hungarian judoka.
  • 1972: Chiara Mastroianni, Italian actress.
  • 1972: Doriva, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1974: Hans-Jörg Butt, German footballer.
  • 1974: Romain Duris, French actor.
  • 1976: Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast.
  • 1976: Denisse Malebrán, Chilean singer and songwriter, vocalist of the band Saiko.
  • 1977: Yohana Sánchez. Venezuelan Karate World Champion
  • 1979: Jesse Bradford, American actor.
  • 1979: Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi terrorist who participated in 9/11 (d. 2001).
  • 1980: Mark Feehily, Irish singer, of the band Westlife.
  • 1980: Miguel Pérez Aracil, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Adam Green, American musician and singer.
  • 1981: Gábor Talmácsi, Hungarian motorcycle racer.
  • 1981: Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1982: Alexa Davalos, American actress.
  • 1982: Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1983: Toby Hemingway, British actor.
  • 1983: Humberto Sánchez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984: Beth Allen, New Zealand actress.
  • 1985: Colbie Caillat, American singer of pop and country.
  • 1985: Pablo Andrés González, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Carey Mulligan, British actress.
  • 1986: Seth Rollins, American wrestler.
  • 1986: Jaslene González, Puerto Rican model.
  • 1986: Charles N’Zogbia, French footballer.
  • 1988: Craig Kimbrel, American baseball player.
  • 1990: Rohan Dennis, Australian cyclist.
  • 1990: June Valverde, Spanish actor.
  • 1990: Kyle Walker, British footballer.
  • 1994: Alec Benjamin, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1997: Jacob Vandsø Rasmussen, Danish footballer.
  • 1998: Dahyun, South Korean singer, rapper and songwriter. Member of the Twice group.
  • 1999: Cameron Boyce, American actor and dancer (f. 2019).

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 28 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 741: Ucha’an K’in B’alam, Mayan king (n. ¿?).
  • 926: Kong Qian, Chinese official.
  • 1357: Alfonso IV, King of Portugal (b. 1291).
  • 1462: Luis de Beaumont, first count of Lerín (Navarra) (b.1412).
  • 1627: Eduardo de Braganza, first Marquis of Frechilla y Villarramiel
  • 1673: Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer (b. 1596).
  • 1750: Sakuramachi, Japanese emperor (b. 1720).
  • 1787: Leopold Mozart, Austrian musician and composer, father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1719).
  • 1797: Anton Raaff, German tenor (b. 1714).
  • 1802: Louis Delgrès, Antillean soldier (b. 1766).
  • 1805: Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (b. 1743).
  • 1849: Anne Brontë, British novelist and poet (b.1820).
  • 1872: Sofia of Bavaria (b.1805).
  • 1878 – Lord John Russell, British statesman (b. 1792).
  • 1884: Juan Cordero, Mexican painter (b. 1824).
  • 1893: Felipe Villanueva, Mexican composer (b. 1862).
  • 1900: George Grove, British music writer and publisher (b. 1820).
  • 1912: Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French chemist (b. 1838).
  • 1919: Benjamin Matienzo, Argentine aviator (b.1891).
  • 1928: Porfirio G. González, Mexican military and politician (b. 1885).
  • 1937: Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist and psychiatrist (b. 1870).
  • 1944: Katri Vala, Finnish poet (b.1901).
  • 1946: Claus Schilling, Nazi German physician (b. 1871).
  • 1946: Otto Moll, Nazi noncommissioned officer of the SS, in charge of the gas chambers at Auschwitz (b.1915).
  • 1948: Unity Mitford, British fascist sympathizer (b.1914).
  • 1950: Rosarito Vera, Argentine educator (b. 1872).
  • 1968: Kees Van Dongen, Dutch painter (b.1877).
  • 1968: Fyodor Ojlópkov, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1908).
  • 1971: Jean Vilar, actor and French theater director (b.1912).
  • 1972: Edward VIII, British aristocrat (b. 1894).
  • 1974: Angela Loij, the last representative of the Selknam.
  • 1975: Ezzard Charles, American boxer; died of ALS (b.1921).
  • 1981: Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (b.1901).
  • 1988: Sy Oliver, American jazz musician (b.1910).
  • 1991: Juan Bonet, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1917).
  • 1997: Ubaldo Néstor Sacco, Argentine boxer (b.1955).
  • 1998: Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian (b.1948).
  • 1999: Henry Carlsson, Swedish footballer and coach (b.1917).
  • 2001: Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b.1946).
  • 2003: Ilya Prigogine, Belgian chemist, 1977 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry (b.1917).
  • 2003: Martha Scott, American actress (b.1912).
  • 2006: Fermín Chávez, Argentine historian (b.1913).
  • 2007: Eduard Pons Prades, Spanish anarchist writer and historian (b.1920).
  • 2007: David Eden Lane, American white supremacist, writer and criminal (b. 1938).
  • 2010: Gary Coleman, American actor (b.1968).
  • 2011: María Rosa Alonso, Spanish teacher, philologist and essayist (b.1909).
  • 2012: José María Knörr, Spanish businessman (b.1916).
  • 2013: Eddie Romero, Filipino filmmaker (b.1924).
  • 2013: Víktor Kulikov, Soviet military man (b.1921).
  • 2014: Maya Angelou, American poet and actress (b.1928).
  • 2018: María Dolores Pradera, melodic singer and Spanish actress (b.1924).
  • 2019: Carmine Caridi, American film, theater and television actor (b.1934).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 28 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Mexico: Secondary Student Day
  • Spain: National Nutrition Day.
    • Almazul (Soria): feast of the Virgin.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: International Day of Action for Women’s Health.
  • Argentina: National Ceremonial Day, established by Decree No. 1574/93.
  • Argentina: Kindergarten Day.
  • Uruguay: Geologist’s Day.
  • Venezuela: Jacinto Lara’s Birthday Day.
  • World hamburger day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 28 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Carauno of Chartres
  • Saint Emilio, martyr with Saint Eladius.
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Saint William of Gelona
  • Saint Heliconides of Corinth
  • Saint Justo de Urgel
  • Saint Paul Hanh
  • Saint Ubaldesca
  • Blessed Anthony Julian Nowowiejski
  • Blessed Herculaneum of Piegaro
  • Blessed Ladislao Demski
  • Blessed Lanfranco of Canterbury
  • Blessed Margarita Pole
  • Blessed Maria Bartolomea Bagnesi

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 28 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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