Historical Events In May - 28
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1959 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
1960 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances on May - 28.
1961 On this day in history amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1961 On May - 28 last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest
1961 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years) on this day in history.
1961 Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977) on this day in history.
1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY on this day in history.
1962 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day on May - 28.
1962 On this day in history wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
1963 On May - 28 cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; estimated 22,000 die & 1 million houses destroyed
1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes first PM of Kenya on this day in history.
1963 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet on this day in history.
1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli on May - 28.
1964 On May - 28 palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem
1964 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.
1964 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76 on May - 28.
1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400 on May - 28.
1966 On May - 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip on May - 28.
1967 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 On May - 28 award of United States Presidential Unit Citation to D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, for the Battle of Long Tan
1968 Second assault on Fire Support Base Balmoral, Vietnam on this day in history.
1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon on May - 28.
1969 On May - 28 aC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1969 On this day in history rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71
1970 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam awarded US unit Meritorious Citation on May - 28.
1971 On this day in history paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
1971 USSR Mars 3 launched, first spacecraft to soft land on Mars on May - 28.
1971 Audie Murphy, actor (Whispering Smiths), dies at 46 on May - 28.
1972 Edward VIII, former King of the United Kingdon, dies on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history white House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate
1972 On this day in history edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireld/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77