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28th of May 1503 EVENT James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years.
28th of May 1533 EVENT The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
28th of May 1588 EVENT The 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).
28th of May 1644 EVENT Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
28th of May 1754 EVENT French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
28th of May 1798 EVENT The 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 praying upon or attacking American merchantmen about the coast.
28th of May 1830 EVENT President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
28th of May 1859 EVENT Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster.
28th of May 1863 EVENT American Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African American regiment, leaves Boston, Massachusetts, to fight for the Union.
28th of May 1892 EVENT In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
28th of May 1905 EVENT 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.
28th of May 1918 EVENT The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
28th of May 1926 EVENT 28th May 1926 coup d'etat: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
28th of May 1930 EVENT The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
28th of May 1934 EVENT Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
28th of May 1934 EVENT The Glyndebourne festival in England is inaugurated.
28th of May 1936 EVENT Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
28th of May 1937 EVENT The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
28th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
28th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
28th of May 1942 EVENT World War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
28th of May 1952 EVENT Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
28th of May 1952 EVENT The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
28th of May 1955 EVENT Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the Australian state of Victoria.
28th of May 1961 EVENT Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
28th of May 1964 EVENT The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
28th of May 1970 EVENT The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Universite Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
28th of May 1974 EVENT Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
28th of May 1975 EVENT Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
28th of May 1977 EVENT In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
28th of May 1978 EVENT Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoule Lamizana.
28th of May 1979 EVENT Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
28th of May 1982 EVENT Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
28th of May 1987 EVENT 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.
28th of May 1987 EVENT A robot probe finds the wreckage of the USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
28th of May 1991 EVENT 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.
28th of May 1993 EVENT Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
28th of May 1995 EVENT The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
28th of May 1996 EVENT 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.
28th of May 1998 EVENT Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
28th of May 1999 EVENT In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
28th of May 1999 EVENT Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklov and Tony Olsson after a car chase.
28th of May 2002 EVENT NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
28th of May 2002 EVENT The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
28th of May 2003 EVENT Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
28th of May 2004 EVENT The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
28th of May 2008 EVENT The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
28th of May 1140 BIRTHDAY Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
28th of May 1371 BIRTHDAY John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
28th of May 1524 BIRTHDAY Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
28th of May 1582 BIRTHDAY William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
28th of May 1588 BIRTHDAY Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
28th of May 1641 BIRTHDAY Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
28th of May 1660 BIRTHDAY King George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
28th of May 1676 BIRTHDAY Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
28th of May 1692 BIRTHDAY Joseph Butler, English philosopher (d. 1752)
28th of May 1738 BIRTHDAY Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
28th of May 1759 BIRTHDAY William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)
28th of May 1763 BIRTHDAY Manuel Alberti, Argentine priest and head of state (d. 1811)
28th of May 1779 BIRTHDAY Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
28th of May 1807 BIRTHDAY Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born zoologist and geologist (d. 1873)
28th of May 1818 BIRTHDAY P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (d. 1893)
28th of May 1836 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Baumfelder, German composer, conductor, and pianist (d. 1916)
28th of May 1836 BIRTHDAY Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
28th of May 1837 BIRTHDAY George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)
28th of May 1837 BIRTHDAY Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
28th of May 1841 BIRTHDAY Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)
28th of May 1853 BIRTHDAY Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
28th of May 1858 BIRTHDAY Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
28th of May 1872 BIRTHDAY Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
28th of May 1878 BIRTHDAY Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)
28th of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Milutin Milankovic, Serbian geophysicist (d. 1958)
28th of May 1883 BIRTHDAY Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian revolutionary and politician (d. 1966)
28th of May 1883 BIRTHDAY Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
28th of May 1884 BIRTHDAY Edvard Benes, Czech politician (d. 1948)
28th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
28th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Jim Thorpe/Wa-Tho-Huk, American pentathlete, decathlete, fotball, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)
28th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1942)
28th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, Strange first wife of American poet, T.S. Eliot (d. 1947)
28th of May 1889 BIRTHDAY Richard Reti, Austrian-Czech chess grandmaster (d. 1929)
28th of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Sepp Dietrich, German officer (d. 1966)
28th of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
28th of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Ian Fleming, English author (d. 1964)
28th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
28th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Georg Gassmann, German politician (d. 1987)
28th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Lady Rachel Kempson, English actress (d. 2003)
28th of May 1910 BIRTHDAY T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1975)
28th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
28th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Fritz Hochwalder, Austrian playwright (d. 1986)
28th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Patrick White, Australian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
28th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
28th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY W. G. G. Duncan Smith, British World War II pilot (d. 1996)
28th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
28th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Walker Percy, American author (d. 1990)
28th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Papa John Creech, American fiddler (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) (d. 1994)
28th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 1990)
28th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (d. 1999)
28th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
28th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Roger Fisher, American law professor
28th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian composer (d. 2006)
28th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor and politician (d. 1996)
28th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Bulent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
28th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone
28th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Carroll Baker, American actress
28th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Marie Dionne, Dionne quintuplets (d. 1970)
28th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Emilie Dionne, Dionne quintuplets (d. 1954)
28th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Annette Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
28th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Yvonne Dionne, Dionne quintuplets(d. 2001)
28th of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Cecile Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
28th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Betty Shabazz, American civil rights activist (d. 1997)
28th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
28th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Jerry West, American basketball player
28th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Prince Buster, Jamaican ska and rocksteady musician
28th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi, founder of the Lincoln Square Synagogue
28th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Beth Howland, American actress
28th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Stanley B. Prusiner, American neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate
28th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Terry Crisp, Canadian hockey coach
28th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Gary Stewart, American singer (d. 2003)
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Gladys Knight, American R&B and soul singer and actress
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Patricia Quinn, Northern Irish actress
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Billy Vera, American actor and singer-songwriter
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Leaud, French actor
28th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Faith Brown, British actress
28th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY John Fogerty, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
28th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY John N. Bambacus, American politician
28th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Hunter "Patch" Adams, American physician and social activist
28th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Satchidanandan, Indian poet
28th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Skip Jutze, American baseball player
28th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Sondra Locke, American actress
28th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
28th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Zahi Hawass, Egyptian egyptologist
28th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Wendy O. Williams, American vocalist (Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
28th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Kamala, American professional wrestler
28th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
28th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
28th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Arto Lindsay, American guitarist and singer
28th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY John Tory, Canadian politician
28th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
28th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Townsend Coleman, American voice actor
28th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
28th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
28th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Jerry Douglas, American dobro player
28th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Julie Peasgood, British actress
28th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Markus Hottinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
28th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Kirk Gibson, American baseball player
28th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Colin Barnes, English footballer
28th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
28th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
28th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Mark Sanford, 115th Governor of South Carolina and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
28th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Michelle Collins, British actress
28th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Roland Gift, English singer (Fine Young Cannibals)
28th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Brandon Cruz, American actor
28th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY James Michael Tyler, American actor
28th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
28th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
28th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Christa Miller, American actress
28th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Armen Gilliam, American basketball player
28th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
28th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY David Baddiel, British comedian and television presenter
28th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Phil Vassar, American country singer
28th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Chris Ballew, American bassist (The Presidents of the United States of America)
28th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Ashley Laurence, American film and television actress
28th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Glen Rice, American basketball player
28th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Emma Kennedy, English television presenter and actress
28th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and singer
28th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Mike DiFelice, American baseball player
28th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Justin Kirk, American actor
28th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Rob Ford, 64th Mayor of Toronto
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Morgan Fox, Canadian model and 1990 Playboy playmate
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Jimi Goodwin, British bassist, vocalist and guitarist (Doves)
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Paul Sinha, British stand-up comedian
28th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Bobby Bognar, American singer (The Piper Downs)
28th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Isabelle Carre, French actress
28th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Marco Rubio, American politician, senator elect from Florida
28th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Ekaterina Gordeeva, Russian figure skater
28th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
28th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Doriva, Brazilian footballer
28th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Kate Ashfield, British actress
28th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Marco Paulo, Portuguese footballer
28th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Alicia Minshew, American actress
28th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Charmaine Sheh, Hong Kong actress
28th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer
28th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player
28th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Liam O'Brien, American voice actor
28th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
28th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Borash, American professional wrestling announcer
28th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television panelist (The View)
28th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Rufa Mae Quinto, Filipino actress and comedienne
28th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Jesse Bradford, American actor
28th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Ronald Curry, American football player
28th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
28th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Monica Keena, American actress
28th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Mark Feehily, Irish vocalist (Westlife)
28th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Miguel Perez, Spanish footballer
28th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player
28th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
28th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
28th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Aaron Schock, American politician
28th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Desiree del Valle, Filipino actress
28th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
28th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Alexa Davalos, American actress
28th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Steve Cronin, American footballer
28th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Toby Hemingway, British actor
28th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
28th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
28th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter
28th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Carey Mulligan, British actress
28th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Konstantinos Mendrinos, Greek footballer
28th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player
28th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
28th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Joseph Cross, American actor
28th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Michael Oher, American football player
28th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Percy Harvin, American football player
28th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of May 2010 BIRTHDAY Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou
28th of May 0576 DEATH Saint Germain of Paris, French bishop (Born 496)
28th of May 1357 DEATH King Afonso IV of Portugal (Born 1291)
28th of May 1509 DEATH Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forli (Born 1463)
28th of May 1556 DEATH Saito Dosan, Japanese daimyo (Born 1494)
28th of May 1672 DEATH John Trevor, English politician (Born 1626)
28th of May 1747 DEATH Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (Born 1715)
28th of May 1750 DEATH Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (Born 1720)
28th of May 1787 DEATH Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer (Born 1719)
28th of May 1805 DEATH Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (Born 1743)
28th of May 1808 DEATH Richard Hurd, English Bishop of Worcester and writer (Born 1720)
28th of May 1811 DEATH Henry Dundas, Scottish politician (Born 1742)
28th of May 1816 DEATH Ras Wolde Selassie, Ethiopian warlord (Born c. 1745)
28th of May 1828 DEATH Daikokuya Kodayu, Japanese castaway (Born 1751)
28th of May 1831 DEATH William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Royal Navy admiral (Born 1756)
28th of May 1843 DEATH Noah Webster, American writer and lexicographer (Born 1758)
28th of May 1849 DEATH Anne Bronte, English novelist and poet (Born 1820)
28th of May 1864 DEATH Simion Barnutiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (Born 1808)
28th of May 1878 DEATH John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1792)
28th of May 1916 DEATH Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (Born 1856)
28th of May 1927 DEATH Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (Born 1878)
28th of May 1937 DEATH Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (Born 1870)
28th of May 1940 DEATH Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (Born 1868)
28th of May 1947 DEATH August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (Born 1907)
28th of May 1948 DEATH Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (Born 1914)
28th of May 1953 DEATH Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (Born 1904)
28th of May 1968 DEATH Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Soviet sniper (Born 1908)
28th of May 1971 DEATH Jean Vilar, French actor (Born 1912)
28th of May 1971 DEATH Audie Murphy, American actor and soldier (Born 1924)
28th of May 1972 DEATH King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (Born 1894)
28th of May 1975 DEATH Ezzard Charles, American heavyweight boxing champion (Born 1921)
28th of May 1976 DEATH Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (Born 1922)
28th of May 1978 DEATH Arthur Brough, English actor (Born 1905)
28th of May 1980 DEATH Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (Born 1895)
28th of May 1981 DEATH Stefan Wyszynski, Polish Cardinal Archbishop of Warsaw (Born 1901)
28th of May 1981 DEATH Mary Lou Williams, American singer (Born 1910)
28th of May 1982 DEATH Lt Col H. Jones VC, British army officer (Born 1940)
28th of May 1983 DEATH Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (Born 1909)
28th of May 1984 DEATH Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe and Wise) (Born 1926)
28th of May 1988 DEATH Sy Oliver, American jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader (Born 1910)
28th of May 1993 DEATH Billy Conn, American boxer and actor (Born 1917)
28th of May 1994 DEATH Julius Boros, American golfer (Born 1920)
28th of May 1994 DEATH Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (Born 1916)
28th of May 1998 DEATH Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian (Born 1948)
28th of May 2000 DEATH George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (Born 1926)
28th of May 2001 DEATH Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (Born 1946)
28th of May 2001 DEATH Joe Moakley, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (Born 1927)
28th of May 2001 DEATH Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist (Born 1929)
28th of May 2002 DEATH Jean Berger, German composer (Born 1909)
28th of May 2003 DEATH Oleg Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Born 1933)
28th of May 2003 DEATH Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born Belgian physical chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1917)
28th of May 2003 DEATH Martha Scott, American actress (Born 1912)
28th of May 2004 DEATH Umberto Agnelli, Italian automobile executive (Born 1934)
28th of May 2004 DEATH Francis Brunn, German juggler (Born 1922)
28th of May 2006 DEATH Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (Born 1920)
28th of May 2007 DEATH Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (Born 1945)
28th of May 2007 DEATH Marquise Hill, American football player (Born 1982)
28th of May 2007 DEATH David Lane, American white nationalist (Born 1938)
28th of May 2008 DEATH Robert Justman, American television producer (Born 1926)
28th of May 2010 DEATH Gary Coleman, American actor (Born 1968)