Pop Culture Madness!

May 28th History

Click for the May Date

May 28th In Pop Culture 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.

1830 - US President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which relocated Native Americans.

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.

May 28th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Kylie Minogue (1968)
Lou Duva (1922)
Colbie Caillat (1985)
John Fogerty (1945)
Christa Miller (1964)
Jim Thorpe (1888)
Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964)
Gladys Knight (1944)
Papa John Creach (1917 - 1994)
Wendy O. Williams (1949 - 1998)
T-Bone Walker (1910 - 1975)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Pop Culture News

PopCultureMadness.com is the center of the Pop Culture Madness network - your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2019 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!

pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

Privacy Statement/Contact

TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.