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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

1937Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

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

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

1946Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

2003Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 28th

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

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

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

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

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

May 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 28th

1843Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84

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

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