May 28 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
May 28 History Highlights
The Dionne Quintuplets
The quintuplets were born two months premature, and the Ontario Government stepped in and passed the Dionne Quintuplets’ Guardianship Act, 1935 which made them Wards of the Crown until the age of 18. The Ontario government also profited by making them a tourist attraction.
The identical quintuplet girls were, in order of birth: Yvonne Édouilda Marie Dionne (died in 2001), Annette Lillianne Marie Allard (living), Cécile Marie Émilda Langlois (living), Émilie Marie Jeanne Dionne (died in 1954), Marie Reine Alma Houle (died in 1970)
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May 28 Birthday Quotes
“Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.”
“My father used to say to me, ‘Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency, become the calmest person in the room and you’ll be able to figure your way out of it.”
“He’s a guy who gets up at 6 a.m. regardless of what time it is.”
“Hindsight is illuminating but not always what we want to see.”
“You can sum up this sport (boxing) in two words: You never know.”
May 28 Birthdays
|1837 – Tony Pastor, American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner (died in 1908)|
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (died in 1953)
1908 – Ian Fleming, English journalist and author (died in 1964)
1922 – Lou Duva, American boxer, trainer, and manager (died in 2017)
1944 – Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician
1968 – Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, and actress
1977 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author
1978 – Jake Johnson, American actor
1983 – Roman Atwood, American YouTuber
1985 – Carey Mulligan, English actress
1999 – Cameron Boyce, American actor (died in 2019)
May 28 History
|585 BC – A solar eclipse occurred, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales. Knowing this exact date helped historians find other exact and near-exact historical dates.|
1892 – In San Francisco, California, John Muir organized the Sierra Club.
1897 – Jell-o was introduced.
May 28, 1*81 Birthday (fictional) Kenneth Parcell, 30 Rock, TV
1902 – Owen Wister’s The Virginian was published by Macmillan Press. The book made the American Cowboy an icon.
May 28, 1908 Birthday (fictional) Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Baddie, James Bond, Film
1928 – The Dodge Brothers, Inc. and the Chrysler Corporation merged.
1935 – John Steinbeck’s first successful novel, Tortilla Flat, was published.
1937 – Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH, later renamed Volkswagenwerk, or Volkswagon was founded.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco was officially opened to vehicles
1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed.
1966 # 1 Hit May 28, 1966 – June 10, 1966: Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
1974 – Broadway Show – The Magic Show (Musical) May 28, 1974
1983 # 1 Hit May 28, 1983 – July 8, 1983: Irene Cara – Flashdance… What a Feeling
1987 – Matthias Rust, a 19-year-old amateur pilot from West Germany, took off from Helsinki, Finland, in his Cessna, and landed in Red Square, the heart of the Soviet Union.
1988 # 1 Hit May 28, 1988 – June 17, 1988: George Michael – One More Try
1998 – Former Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Phil Hartman was shot and killed by his wife Brynn, in a murder/suicide.
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper was put back on display. It is bigger than most people think – it is life-size, almost 29 feet wide.
2002 – The last steel girder was removed from the original World Trade Center site, officially ending the cleanup with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|A group of Ponies is called a String.|
Why is it called Alvin and the Chipmunks if Alvin is also a chipmunk?
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” – Charles M. Schulz
“Don’t settle for being an option; become a priority.” – Matt Mitchell
Poor people used to entertain rich people, now it’s the opposite. #richpeople #poorpeople
The Capital of South Africa is Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)
“I won’t say anything because no one ever listens to me anyway. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record. ” -Neil #TVQuotes
Most of the people who say that Wikipedia is an unreliable source of information believe that viral Facebook posts are credible news sources.
When I talk to someone on the phone, my voice is traveling faster than sound. #timewarp
The Seven Deadly Sins #4- Lust is a powerful craving for such as sex, power, and money.
With only 40 digits of PI, you could calculate the circumference of the entire universe to within a single hydrogen atom.
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