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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

1982Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

1940Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1997Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

1431Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1951After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

1934Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

1521Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

2006Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

2003Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

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Notable Birthdays on May 28th

1524Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)

1910T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)

1660George I, Hanover, Germany, King of England (1714-27)

1938Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

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Notable Weddings on May 28th

1959Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

2005Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

1954"The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

1971NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

1998"Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

1978NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

1948Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

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Notable Deaths on May 28th

1998Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

1972Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77

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