Ascension of Baha'uLlah - Evening of May 27 - Evening of May 28, 2020
Black Single Parents Week - May 28 - June 3
National African Violet Week - May 24-30, 2020
National Backyard Games Week - May 25 - June 1, 2020 (Week before Memorial Day)
Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 24-30, 2020 (Last Full Week in May)
Scripps National Spelling Bee - May 25-28, 2020 (Tuesday - Thursday of Memorial Day Weekend)
Shavuot - Evening of May 28 to Evening of May 29, 2020
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
2020 Monthly Holidays that include May 28, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Vivid Sydney - May 22 - June 13, 2020 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for May 28 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1908 - Ian Fleming, English journalist and author who created James Bond (d. 1964)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician who served as the 107th Mayor of New York City
1944 - Gladys Knight, American singer, songwriter and actress who is known as the Empress of Soul
1945 - Patch Adams, American physician and author who founded the Gesundheit! Institute
1945 - John Fogerty, American singer, songwriter, producer who was the lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Survival
1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian singer, songwriter, producer and actress
1787 - Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor. Father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1719)
1843 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer who published his first dictionary in 1806 (b. 1758)
2010 - Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes) (b. 1968)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1954 - Actor Kirk Douglas marries producer Ann Buydens
1959 - Muppeteer Jim Henson marries Jane Nebel
1988 - Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) marries actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)
2011 - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo marries Candice Crawford
Quote of the Day
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life! Be positive!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
info coming soon!
This Day in History
1830 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act that relocates Native Americans
1892 - John Muir organizes the Sierra Club in San Francisco, CA
1937 - Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded
1940 - During world War II, the battle of Belgium ends when Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany
1952 - Women in Greece are granted the right to vote
1993 - Monaco and Eritrea join the United Nations
1999 - The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is put back on display in Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work
2002 - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance
This Day in Music
1973 - Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man is the third #1 country hit by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
1975 - Stampede, the fifth album by The Doobie Brothers is certified Gold
1982 - Eye of The Tiger is the theme song for Rocky III that opens in theaters. Sylvester Stallone asked Chicago band Survivor to write and record the song for the movie
1983 - Flashdance...What a Feeling from Irene Cara, hits #1 (video below)
1988 - One More Try by George Michael hits #1 on the Hot 100 for the first of three weeks
2000 - The White Stripes perform on TV for the first time, on the Detroit Public Television series Backstage Pass
2007 - The Police launch their first tour in 1986 in Vancouver and go on to do 151 shows over the following year
This Day in Sports
1742 - Goodman's Fields, London opens the 1st indoor swimming pool
1907 - The first isle of Man TT race was held
1951 - Willie Mays get his first major league HR after going 0-for-12
1980 - Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
2006 - Barry Bonds hits his 715th career HR, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Crown Molding (noun)
1. (finish carpentry, interior decorating) A molding at the edge of a room between ceiling and wall.
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