May 28 in Pop Culture History

May 28 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

May 28 History Highlights

  • 1830 – President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which denied Native Americans their land rights and forcibly relocated them.
  • 1934 – In Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne
  • 1936 – Alan Turing published On Computable Numbers.
  • 1961 – Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners was published in several internationally read newspapers.
  • If you were born on May 28th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 4th (prior year)

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)

May 28 is…

Brisket Day
Hamburger Day

May 28 Birthday Quotes

“Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.”
– Elisabeth Hasselbeck

“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.”
– Rudy Giuliani

“He’s a guy who gets up at 6 a.m. regardless of what time it is.”
– Lou Duva

“Hindsight is illuminating but not always what we want to see.”
– Kylie Minogue

“You can sum up this sport (boxing) in two words: You never know.”
– Lou Duva

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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