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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

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

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

197426th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

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

2003Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.

1971Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

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

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

1997Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

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Notable Birthdays on May 28th

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

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

1968Kylie Minogue, Melbourne, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion)

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

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

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

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

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

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

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

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

May 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 28th

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

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

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