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Monday 28 May 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • International Day of Women's Health
  • TDFR Republic Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918. (Azerbaijan and Armenia)

Events

  • 2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2003 – Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
  • 1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
  • 1987 – A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and released on August 3, 1988.
  • 1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
  • 1937 – Volkswagen (VW), the German automobile manufacturer is founded.
  • 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • 1926 – The 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
  • 1918 – The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1907 – The first Isle of Man TT race was held.
  • 1830 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
  • 1754 – French and Indian War: In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Births

  • 1991 – Sharrif Floyd, American football player
  • 1988 – Craig Kimbrel, American baseball player
  • 1988 – NaVorro Bowman, American football player
  • 1988 – Percy Harvin, American football player
  • 1986 – Seth Rollins, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Humberto Sánchez, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1983 – Steve Cronin, American soccer player
  • 1982 – Alexa Davalos, French-American actress
  • 1982 – Jhonny Peralta, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Daniel Cabrera, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player
  • 1979 – Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)
  • 1979 – Ronald Curry, American football player and coach
  • 1977 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author
  • 1975 – Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic
  • 1971 – Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician
  • 1969 – Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager
  • 1967 – Glen Rice, American basketball player
  • 1966 – Roger Kumble, American director, screenwriter, and playwright
  • 1965 – Chris Ballew, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1964 – Armen Gilliam, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1964 – Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Houman Younessi, Australian-American biologist and academic
  • 1960 – Mark Sanford, American captain and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina
  • 1957 – Ben Howland, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Jerry Douglas, American guitarist and producer
  • 1955 – Laura Amy Schlitz, American author and librarian
  • 1955 – Mark Howe, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1952 – Roger Briggs, American pianist, composer, conductor, and educator
  • 1949 – Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)
  • 1947 – Leland Sklar, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1946 – Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1945 – John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1945 – John N. Bambacus, American sergeant and politician
  • 1945 – Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute
  • 1944 – Billy Vera, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1944 – Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1944 – Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1944 – Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City
  • 1942 – Stanley B. Prusiner, American neurologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Beth Howland, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi and academic, founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue
  • 1938 – Jerry West, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1936 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)
  • 1933 – John Karlen, American actor
  • 1933 – Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress
  • 1931 – Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Edward Seaga, American-Jamaican academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • 1928 – Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Lou Duva, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Roger Fisher, American author and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1916 – Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1915 – Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
  • 1903 – S. L. Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded Kirloskar Group (d. 1994)
  • 1900 – Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (d. 1939)
  • 1892 – Minna Gombell, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1888 – Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)
  • 1886 – Santo Trafficante, Sr., Italian-American mobster (d. 1954)
  • 1883 – Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed the Portmeirion Village (d. 1978)
  • 1858 – Carl Richard Nyberg, Swedish inventor and businessman, developed the blow torch (d. 1939)
  • 1837 – George Ashlin, Irish architect, co-designed St Colman's Cathedral (d. 1921)
  • 1837 – Tony Pastor, American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner (d. 1908)
  • 1818 – P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (d. 1893)
  • 1807 – Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American paleontologist and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1764 – Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – Steven Gerber, American pianist and composer (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Bob Houbregs, Canadian-American basketball player and manager (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Oscar Dystel, American publisher (b. 1912)
  • 2010 – Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)
  • 2004 – Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (b. 1979)
  • 2003 – Martha Scott, American actress (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (b. 1905)
  • 2001 – Joe Moakley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (b. 1926)
  • 1998 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and comedian (b. 1948)
  • 1994 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American author and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1994 – Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
  • 1988 – Sy Oliver, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 1983 – Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (b. 1909)
  • 1981 – Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1975 – Ezzard Charles, American boxer (b. 1921)
  • 1971 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
  • 1964 – Terry Dillon, American football player (b. 1941)
  • 1946 – Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1858)
  • 1904 – Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (b. 1846)
  • 1843 – Noah Webster, American lexicographer (b. 1758)
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