On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, making the process of forcibly removing Native Americans from their lands legal.
Tortilla Flat is published, going on to become writer John Steinbeck's first successful novel.
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder premieres in New York City. It earns him a nomination from the Director's Guild of America.
Neville Chamberlain becomes the prime minister of Great Britain.
The Magic Show, starring illusionist Doug Henning, premieres on Broadway. Henning earns a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
President Ronald Reagan officiates at a memorial service for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
British singer George Michael hits No. 1 with his ballad “One More Try,” off his blockbuster album Faith.
Born on This Day
Born: May 28, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Mayor, U.S. Representative
1968 | 45 years old
1934 | 63 years old
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Nurse
Born: May 28, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1908 | 56 years old
1910 | 64 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: May 28, 1998
Age: 49 years old
Place: Encino, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1981 | 71 years old
Educator, Songwriter, Pianist
Duke, King / 1894 - 1972
Edward VIII became king of the United Kingdom following the death of his father, George V, but ruled for less than a year. He abdicated the throne in order to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson, thereafter taking the title Duke of Windsor.
1972 | 77 years old
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