Historical Events In May - 28
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1959 On this day in history monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission
1959 On this day in history bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
1960 On May - 28 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
1961 On May - 28 amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1961 On this day in history 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 May - 28.
1962 On May - 28 uS stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio on May - 28.
1963 On this day in history 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 May - 28.
1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet on May - 28.
1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli on this day in history.
1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
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 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 on May - 28.
1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip on May - 28.
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on May - 28.
1968 Award of United States Presidential Unit Citation to D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, for the Battle of Long Tan on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history second assault on Fire Support Base Balmoral, Vietnam
1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history aC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1969 On May - 28 rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71
1970 On this day in history australian Army Training Team Vietnam awarded US unit Meritorious Citation
1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram" on May - 28.
1971 On this day in history uSSR Mars 3 launched, first spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1971 On this day in history audie Murphy, actor (Whispering Smiths), dies at 46
1972 On May - 28 edward VIII, former King of the United Kingdon, dies
1972 On this day in history white House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate
1972 On May - 28 edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireld/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77