May 28

May 28 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on May 28, include:

  • Amnesty International Day 
  • International Hamburger Day 
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day 
  • National Brisket Day 
  • National Hamburger Day 
  • Slugs Return From Capistrano Day 
  • Whooping Crane Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include May 28, are:

  • Ascension of Baha'uLlah - Evening of May 28 - Evening of May 29, 2024
  • Click It or Ticket Mobilization (Covers Memorial Day Weekend) - May 20 - June 2, 2024
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee - May 28-30, 2024
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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
(Date Order)

  • Vivid Sydney - May 24 - June 15, 2024 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!

Astrological Sign

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
  • Hawthorn


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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life! Be positive!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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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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