What Happened on May 28


Historical Events

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic
1953 – Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”
1961 – Amnesty International founded in London (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1974 – 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda and Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” wins 5 awards, including Cicely Tyson for Dramatic Performance
1989 – Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil first foreign winner since 1966; completes final lap under caution after crashing with Al Unser Jr
1993 – 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror

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Famous Birthdays

1851 – Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
1928 – Arno Marsh, American jazz saxophonist (Woody Herman), and band leader, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2019)
1957 – Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
1959 – Bernardine Evaristo, English writer (“Girl, Woman, Other” – 1st woman of Black heritage to win the Booker Prize), born in London, England
1970 – Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
1986 – Seth Rollins [Colby Lopez], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Buffalo, Iowa

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Famous Deaths

1672 – John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
1685 – Pieter de la Court, economist/historian, dies at about 67
1787 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies at 67
1996 – Julian Krein [Yulian Kreyn], Russian composer (Razrusheniye (Destruction)), and musicologist, dies at 83
2006 – Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
2008 – David Mitton, Scottish-born director (b. 1938)

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