Historical Events In May - 28
Friday, 22 September 2023
1959 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission on May - 28.
1959 On May - 28 bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
1960 On this day in history "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
1961 On May - 28 amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1961 On May - 28 last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest
1961 On this day in history last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
1961 On May - 28 amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1962 On May - 28 suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
1962 On this day in history uS stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1962 On May - 28 wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
1963 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; estimated 22,000 die & 1 million houses destroyed on May - 28.
1963 On this day in history jomo Kenyatta becomes first PM of Kenya
1963 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60 on May - 28.
1964 On May - 28 dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
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 May - 28 unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
1964 On May - 28 john Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
1965 On this day in history fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
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 this day in history.
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
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 On this day in history second assault on Fire Support Base Balmoral, Vietnam
1968 On May - 28 senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon
1969 AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid on this day in history.
1969 Rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71 on May - 28.
1970 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam awarded US unit Meritorious Citation on May - 28.
1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram" on May - 28.
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 this day in history.
1972 Edward VIII, former King of the United Kingdon, dies on this day in history.
1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate on May - 28.
1972 Edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireld/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77 on May - 28.