This Day in History for 28th May (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 188 of 188

1963 - Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
1963 - Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
1964 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
1964 - Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
1964 - Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
1964 - Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
1965 - Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
1966 - "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
1966 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
1967 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
1967 - Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
1968 - NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
1968 - Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon
1969 - AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1970 - The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
1970 - Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1971 - Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
1971 - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1972 - White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
1972 - Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
1973 - Chicago White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game started 5/26)
1973 - Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
1974 - "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 1974 - 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win
1974 - Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
1974 - Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
1974 - Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC
1975 - Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 in Paris
1975 - Soyuz 18 launches
1977 - 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
1978 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
1978 - Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.
1979 - European Market accepts Greece as member
1980 - 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
1980 - Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
1980 - Nottingham Forest wins 25th Europe Cup in Madrid
1982 - Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1982 - Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
1983 - "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
1983 - Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens
1985 - David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
1985 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
1986 - Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
1986 - White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
1987 - 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al YankovicParody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic 1987 - Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR
1987 - Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
1987 - Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
1987 - Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
1987 - Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
1989 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1989 - Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
1990 - Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
1990 - Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV
1990 - Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
1990 - Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
1991 - Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
1992 - 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
1993 - 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
1993 - Polish government of Suchocka falls
1994 - "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
1994 - Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
1995 - "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
1995 - Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1995 - Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1995 - Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
1995 - Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
1995 - White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
1995 - Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
1997 - Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
1997 - Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
1997 - Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
1997 - Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
1998 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da VinciPainter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci 1999 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.
1999 - Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
2000 - Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
2002 - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2003 - Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
2003 - Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
NHL Goalie and Head Coach Patrick RoyNHL Goalie and Head Coach Patrick Roy 2004 - The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.
2006 - Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)
2006 - Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list
2008 - The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
2014 - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 266

1919 - John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
1921 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
1922 - John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
1922 - Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
1922 - Barney Rosset, Chicago, Illinois, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), (d. 2012)
1923 - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
1924 - Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
1924 - Lord Rippon, British MP
1924 - Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
1925 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
1925 - Martha Vickers, Ann Arbor MI, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless)
1927 - Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
1927 - Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
1927 - Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
1927 - Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
1927 - Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
1928 - Albert Booth, British government minister
1928 - Jacob R Druckman, composer
1929 - Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
1929 - Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
1930 - Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
1930 - Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
1931 - Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
1931 - Ervin Junger, composer
1931 - Peter Talbot Westergaard, composer
1931 - Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
1931 - Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)
1932 - Henning Christiansen, composer
1932 - Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
1932 - Timothy Renton, MP
1933 - John Karlen, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey)
1933 - Philip Otton, high court judge
1934 - Dionne Quintuplets, secluded quintuplets, born Annette, Alive Cecile, Alive Emelie, Dead 1954 Marie, Dead 1970 Yvonne, Alive, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as
1934 - Julian Slade, composer
1934 - Rob du Bois, composer
1935 - Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
1936 - Maki Ishii, composer
1936 - Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
NBA Guard Jerry WestNBA Guard Jerry West (1938) 1938 - Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)
1938 - Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
1940 - Betty Shabazz, educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
1940 - Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
1940 - Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
1940 - Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)
1941 - Beth Howland, Boston Mass, actress (Vera-Alice, Company)
1941 - Guntram Vesper, writer
1942 - Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1943 - Dennis Riley, composer
1943 - Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
1943 - Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
1943 - Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
1943 - Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
1944 - Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
1944 - Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
1944 - Gladys Knight, Atlanta Ga, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, (Mayor-R/L-NYC, 1994- )
1944 - Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
1945 - Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
1945 - John Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 - Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
1945 - John N. Bambacus, American politician
1946 - Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
1946 - Satchidanandan, Indian poet
1946 - Skip Jutze, American baseball player
1947 - Patti Reynolds, Chicago Ill, playmate (Sept, 1965)
1947 - Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1947 - Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
1947 - Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
1947 - Leland Sklar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, musician and bass guitarist
1948 - Bob Shearer, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1948 - Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
1949 - Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
1949 - Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
1949 - Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
1950 - Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
1950 - Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
1952 - Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
1953 - Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
1954 - George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
1954 - John Tory, Canadian politician
1954 - Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d.1988)
1955 - Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
1956 - Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1956 - Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
1956 - Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
1956 - Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
1956 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
1957 - Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
1957 - Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
1957 - Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
1958 - Yvet Anna, painter
1959 - Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
1959 - John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
1960 - Allan Green, cricketeer
1961 - Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
1962 - Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1963 - Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1963 - Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
1963 - Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
1964 - Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 102 of 102

2008 - Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
2010 - Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)

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