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Events

  • 585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
  • 621Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty's collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty.
  • 1533 – The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
  • 1588 – The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)
  • 1644English Civil War: Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby.
  • 1754French and Indian War: In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • 1802 – In Guadeloupe, 400 rebellious slaves, led by Louis Delgrès, blow themselves up rather than submit to Napoleon's troops.
  • 1830U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which denies Native Americans their land rights and forcibly relocates them.
  • 1871 – The Paris Commune falls after two months.[1]
  • 1892 – In San Francisco, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
  • 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō and the Imperial Japanese Navy.[2]
  • 1907 – The first Isle of Man TT race was held.
  • 1918 – The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1926 – The 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
  • 1932 – In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
  • 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • 1936Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
  • 1937Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.
  • 1940World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
  • 1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
  • 1948Daniel François Malan is elected as Prime Minister of South Africa. He later goes on to implement Apartheid.
  • 1958Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
  • 1961Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
  • 1974Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
  • 1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
  • 1977 – In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • 1979Konstantinos Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
  • 1987 – A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defences and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1991 – The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
  • 1995 – The 7.0 Template:M Neftegorsk earthquake shook the former Russian settlement of Neftegorsk with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Total damage was $64.1–300 million, with 1,989 deaths and 750 injured. The settlement was not rebuilt.
  • 1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
  • 1998Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
  • 1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
  • 2002 – The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City.
  • 2003Peter Hollingworth resigns as Governor-General of Australia following criticism of his handling of child sexual abuse allegations during his tenure as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.
  • 2004 – The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
  • 2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2010 – In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers.
  • 2011Malta votes on the introduction of divorce; the proposal was approved by 53% of voters, resulting in a law allowing divorce under certain conditions being enacted later in the year.

Births

  • 1140Xin Qiji, Chinese poet, general, and politician (d. 1207)
  • 1371John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
  • 1524Selim II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1574)
  • 1588Pierre Séguier, French politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • 1589Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (d. 1674)
  • 1663António Manoel de Vilhena, Grand Master of the Order of Saint John (d. 1736)
  • 1676Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1692Geminiano Giacomelli, Italian composer (d. 1740)
  • 1738Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
  • 1759William Pitt the Younger, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)[3]
  • 1763Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (d. 1811)
  • 1764Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)
  • 1779Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852)
  • 1807Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American paleontologist and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1818P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (d. 1893)
  • 1836Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)
  • 1836 – Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist and academic (d. 1918)
  • 1837George Ashlin, Irish architect, co-designed St Colman's Cathedral (d. 1921)
  • 1837 – Tony Pastor, American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner (d. 1908)
  • 1841Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)
  • 1853Carl Larsson, Swedish painter and author (d. 1919)
  • 1858Carl Richard Nyberg, Swedish inventor and businessman, developed the blow torch (d. 1939)
  • 1872Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)
  • 1878Paul Pelliot, French sinologist and explorer (d. 1945)
  • 1879Milutin Milanković, Serbian mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1958)
  • 1883Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (d. 1966)
  • 1883 – Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed the Portmeirion Village (d. 1978)
  • 1884Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)
  • 1886Santo Trafficante, Sr., Italian-American mobster (d. 1954)
  • 1888Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)
  • 1888 – Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English author and educator (d. 1947)
  • 1888 – Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)
  • 1889Richard Réti, Slovak-Czech chess player and author (d. 1929)
  • 1892Minna Gombell, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1900Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (d. 1939)
  • 1903S. L. Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded Kirloskar Group (d. 1994)
  • 1906Henry Thambiah, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and diplomat, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1908Léo Cadieux, Canadian journalist and politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2005)
  • 1908 – Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created James Bond (d. 1964)
  • 1909Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1910Georg Gaßmann, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1987)
  • 1910 – Rachel Kempson, English actress (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
  • 1911Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (d. 1994)
  • 1911 – Thora Hird, English actress (d. 2003)
  • 1911 – Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian playwright (d. 1986)
  • 1912Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (d. 1981)
  • 1912 – Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1914W. G. G. Duncan Smith, English captain and pilot (d. 1996)
  • 1915Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1916Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1917Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1918Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (d. 1990)
  • 1921D. V. Paluskar, Indian Hindustani classical musician (d. 1955)
  • 1921 – Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Tom Uren, Australian soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1922Lou Duva, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Roger Fisher, American author and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Tuomas Gerdt, Finnish soldier
  • 1923György Ligeti, Hungarian-Austrian composer and educator (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)
  • 1924Edward du Cann, English naval officer and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – Paul Hébert, Canadian actor (d. 2017)
  • 1925Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist, scholar, and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)
  • 1928Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)
  • 1929Patrick McNair-Wilson, English politician
  • 1930Edward Seaga, American-Jamaican academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2019)
  • 1931Carroll Baker, American actress
  • 1931 – Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1932Tim Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry, English politician, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
  • 1933John Karlen, American actor (d. 2020)
  • 1933 – Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1936Claude Forget, Canadian academic and politician
  • 1936 – Ole K. Sara, Norwegian politician (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)
  • 1938Jerry West, American basketball player, coach, and executive
  • 1939Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012)
  • 1940David William Brewer, English politician, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London
  • 1940 – Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi and academic, founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue
  • 1941Beth Howland, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1942Stanley B. Prusiner, American neurologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943Terry Crisp, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1944Faith Brown, English actress and singer
  • 1944 – Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City
  • 1944 – Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1944 – Rita MacNeil, Canadian singer and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1944 – Billy Vera, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1945Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute
  • 1945 – John N. Bambacus, American military veteran (USMC) and politician
  • 1945 – John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1945 – Jean Perrault, Canadian politician, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 1945 – Helena Shovelton, English physician
  • 1946Bruce Alexander, English actor
  • 1946 – Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1946 – Janet Paraskeva, Welsh politician
  • 1946 – K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic
  • 1946 – William Shawcross, English journalist and author
  • 1947Zahi Hawass, Egyptian archaeologist and academic
  • 1947 – Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator
  • 1947 – Leland Sklar, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948Michael Field, Australian politician, 38th Premier of Tasmania
  • 1948 – Pierre Rapsat, Belgian singer and songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1949Martin Kelner, English journalist, author, comedian, singer, actor and radio presenter
  • 1949 – Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)
  • 1952Roger Briggs, American pianist, composer, conductor, and educator
  • 1953Pierre Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1954João Carlos de Oliveira, Brazilian jumper (d. 1999)
  • 1954 – Youri Egorov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1954 – Charles Saumarez Smith, English historian and academic
  • 1954 – Péter Szilágyi, Hungarian conductor and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1954 – John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician, 65th Mayor of Toronto
  • 1955Laura Amy Schlitz, American author and librarian
  • 1955Mark Howe, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956Jerry Douglas, American guitarist and producer
  • 1956 – Jeff Dujon, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1956 – Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1956 – Peter Wilkinson, English admiral
  • 1957Colin Barnes, English footballer
  • 1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – Ben Howland, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959Risto Mannisenmäki, Finnish racing driver
  • 1960Mark Sanford, American military veteran (USAF) and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina
  • 1960 – Mary Portas, English journalist and author
  • 1963Houman Younessi, Australian-American biologist and academic
  • 1964Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer and trainer
  • 1964 – Armen Gilliam, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1964 – Zsa Zsa Padilla, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1964 – Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter
  • 1965Chris Ballew, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1965 – Mary Coughlan, Irish politician
  • 1966Roger Kumble, American director, screenwriter, and playwright
  • 1966 – Miljenko Jergović, Bosnian novelist and journalist
  • 1966 – Gavin Robertson, Australian cricketer
  • 1967Glen Rice, American basketball player
  • 1968Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1969Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager
  • 1969 – Rob Ford, Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (d. 2016)
  • 1970Glenn Quinn, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1971Isabelle Carré, French actress and singer
  • 1971 – Ekaterina Gordeeva, Russian figure skater and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician
  • 1972Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist and manager
  • 1973Marco Paulo Faria Lemos, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1974Hans-Jörg Butt, German footballer
  • 1974 – Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1975 – Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic
  • 1976Steven Bell, Australian rugby league player
  • 1976 – Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach
  • 1976 – Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer
  • 1976 – Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1977Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author
  • 1978Jake Johnson, American actor
  • 1979Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)
  • 1979 – Ronald Curry, American football player and coach
  • 1980Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 – Lucy Shuker, English tennis player
  • 1981Daniel Cabrera, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player
  • 1981 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1982Alexa Davalos, French-American actress
  • 1982 – Jhonny Peralta, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1983Steve Cronin, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Humberto Sánchez, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1983 – Roman Atwood, American YouTube star
  • 1985Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Pablo Andrés González, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Kostas Mendrinos, Greek footballer
  • 1985 – Carey Mulligan, English actress and singer
  • 1986Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player
  • 1986 – Seth Rollins, American wrestler
  • 1986 – Ingmar Vos, Dutch decathlete
  • 1987T.J. Yates, American football player
  • 1988NaVorro Bowman, American football player
  • 1988 – Percy Harvin, American football player
  • 1988 – Craig Kimbrel, American baseball player
  • 1990Kyle Walker, English international footballer, right-back[4]
  • 1991Sharrif Floyd, American football player
  • 1991 – Alexandre Lacazette, French footballer
  • 1991 – Kail Piho, Estonian skier
  • 1992Tom Carroll, English footballer
  • 1993Daniel Alvaro, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Bárbara Luz, Portuguese tennis player
  • 1994John Stones, English footballer
  • 1994 – Son Yeon-jae, South Korean gymnast
  • 1998Dahyun, South Korean singer[5]
  • 1999Cameron Boyce, American actor (d. 2019)[6]
  • 2000Phil Foden, English footballer[7]

Deaths

  • 576Germain of Paris, French bishop and saint (b. 496)
  • 741Ucha'an K'in B'alam, Mayan king
  • 926Kong Qian, official of Later Tang
  • 926 – Li Jiji, prince of Later Tang
  • 1023Wulfstan, English archbishop
  • 1279William Wishart, English bishop
  • 1327Robert Baldock, Lord Privy Seal and Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1357Afonso IV of Portugal (b. 1291)
  • 1427Henry IV, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (b. 1397)
  • 1556Saitō Dōsan, Japanese samurai (b. 1494)
  • 1626Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (b. 1561)
  • 1651Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1594)
  • 1672John Trevor, Welsh politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1626)
  • 1747Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (b. 1715)
  • 1750Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
  • 1787Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1719)
  • 1805Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1743)
  • 1808Richard Hurd, English bishop (b. 1720)
  • 1811Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1742)
  • 1831William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish-English admiral (b. 1756)
  • 1843Noah Webster, American lexicographer (b. 1758)
  • 1849Anne Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1820)
  • 1864Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian and politician (b. 1808)
  • 1878John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
  • 1904Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (b. 1846)
  • 1916Ivan Franko, Ukrainian economist, journalist, and poet (b. 1856)
  • 1927Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter and stage designer (b. 1878)
  • 1937Alfred Adler, Austrian-Scottish ophthalmologist and psychologist (b. 1870)
  • 1946Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1858)
  • 1947August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (b. 1907)
  • 1952Philippe Desranleau, Canadian archbishop (b. 1882)
  • 1953Tatsuo Hori, Japanese author and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1964Terry Dillon, American football player (b. 1941)
  • 1968Fyodor Okhlopkov, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1908)
  • 1971Audie Murphy, American soldier and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
  • 1972Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
  • 1975Ezzard Charles, American boxer (b. 1921)
  • 1976Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
  • 1980Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician and academic (b. 1895)
  • 1981Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1981 – Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (b. 1901)
  • 1982H. Jones, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1940)
  • 1983Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (b. 1909)
  • 1984Eric Morecambe, English actor and comedian (b. 1926)
  • 1986Edip Cansever, Turkish poet and author (b. 1928)
  • 1988Sy Oliver, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 1990Julius Eastman, American composer (b. 1940)
  • 1994Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
  • 1994 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American author and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1998Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and comedian (b. 1948)
  • 1999Michael Barkai, Israeli commander (b. 1935)
  • 1999 – B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2000George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (b. 1926)
  • 2001Joe Moakley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2001 – Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2002Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (b. 1905)
  • 2003Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1933)
  • 2003 – Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Martha Scott, American actress (b. 1912)
  • 2004Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2004 – Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (b. 1979)
  • 2004 – John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (b. 1930)
  • 2006Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (b. 1920)
  • 2007Jörg Immendorff, German painter, sculptor, and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2007 – Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Agriculture (b. 1945)
  • 2008Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2010Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)
  • 2011Gino Valenzano, Italian racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 2012Bob Edwards, English journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Yuri Susloparov, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (b. 1958)
  • 2013Viktor Kulikov, Russian commander (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Gerd Schmückle, German general (b. 1917)
  • 2014Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Stan Crowther, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Oscar Dystel, American publisher (b. 1912)
  • 2014 – Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Bob Houbregs, Canadian-American basketball player and manager (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Isaac Kungwane, South African footballer (b. 1971)
  • 2015Steven Gerber, American pianist and composer (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2018Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (b. 1963)
  • 2018 – Jens Christian Skou, Danish medical doctor and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2018 – Cornelia Frances, English-Australian actress (b. 1941)[8]

Holidays and observances

  • Armed Forces Day (Croatia)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Bernard of Menthon
    • Germain of Paris
    • John Calvin (Episcopal Church)
    • Lanfranc
    • Margaret Pole
    • William of Gellone
    • May 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Downfall of the Derg Day (Ethiopia)
  • Flag Day (Philippines)
  • Menstrual Hygiene Day
  • Republic Day (Nepal)
  • TDFR Republic Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918. (Azerbaijan and Armenia)
  • Youm-e-Takbir (Pakistan)

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