32 fun facts for May, 28

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
May 28 is a day filled with a wide variety of fun and interesting events such as National Hamburger day, Menstrual Hygiene Day, and the historical first ascent of Mount Everest. The day also marks significant anniversaries for iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sierra Club, while promoting various health initiatives and celebrating cultures worldwide.
32 Fun facts
  1. May 28 is National Hamburger Day in the United States, a day to celebrate one of America's most iconic and beloved foods. People are encouraged to enjoy their favorite hamburger recipes and share them with friends and family.
  2. May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day, an annual awareness day aimed at breaking the taboo around menstruation and promoting the importance of good menstrual hygiene management for women and girls worldwide.
  3. In 585 BC, a solar eclipse occurred on May 28, which was accurately predicted by the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The eclipse is known as the "Eclipse of Thales" and is one of the earliest recorded events in human history.
  4. On May 28, 1892, the Sierra Club was founded by John Muir and friends in San Francisco, California. The organization has since become one of the most influential environmental advocacy groups in the United States.
  5. May 28, 1934, saw the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in Ontario, Canada. They were the first quintuplets known to survive infancy and became a major tourist attraction before being taken into protective custody by the Canadian government.
  6. On May 28, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was officially opened to vehicles. The iconic suspension bridge has since become one of the most widely recognized landmarks in the world.
  7. May 28 marks the anniversary of the first ever ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, successfully reached the summit of the world's highest mountain, standing 29,029 feet tall.
  8. In 1961, Amnesty International was founded on May 28 by British lawyer Peter Benenson. The organization has since become a leading advocate for human rights around the world.
  9. On May 28, 1999, Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper" was put back on display after a 22-year restoration project in Milan, Italy. The masterpiece is believed to have been painted between 1495 and 1498.
  10. May 28 is National Brisket Day in the United States, a day to celebrate and indulge in the slow-cooked beef dish, often associated with Southern and Texan cuisine.
  11. May 28, 1930, marked the opening of the Chrysler Building in New York City. It held the title of the world's tallest building for 11 months until the Empire State Building surpassed it in 1931.
  12. On May 28, 1907, the first ever Isle of Man TT motorcycle race took place. The event has since become one of the most prestigious and dangerous races in motorsports.
  13. In 1908, Ian Fleming, the British author and creator of James Bond, was born on May 28. He would go on to write 12 novels and two short-story collections featuring the iconic British spy.
  14. May 28 is National Tap Dance Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the uniquely American art form of tap dancing. The day was established in honor of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's birthday, who was a leading tap dancer and performer in the early 20th century.
  15. On May 28, 1936, English physicist Alan Turing submitted his paper "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he introduced the concept of the Turing machine. The paper is considered a foundation of modern computer science.
  16. May 28 is National Brown-Bag-It Day in the United States, a day to encourage people to pack their own lunches and enjoy homemade meals.
  17. On May 28, 1928, the Dodge Brothers' automotive company was sold to Chrysler Corporation. The acquisition marked a major milestone in the formation of the American automotive industry.
  18. In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded on May 28 with the goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state.
  19. On May 28, 1888, Jim Thorpe, the Native American athlete often considered the greatest athlete of the 20th century, was born. Thorpe excelled in professional football, baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in both the pentathlon and decathlon.
  20. May 28 is World Hunger Day, an initiative established by The Hunger Project to raise awareness and funds to end world hunger and empower people to achieve self-reliance.
  21. On May 28, 1951, the first Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin comedy act took place at Atlantic City's 500 Club. The duo went on to become one of America's most successful comedy teams in the 1950s.
  22. May 28 is National Sunscreen Day, also known as "Don't Fry Day," an awareness campaign promoting the importance of using sunscreen to protect against skin cancer and sun damage.
  23. On May 28, 1798, the Irish Rebellion against British rule began, leading to a brutal conflict that ultimately failed to end British control but significantly influenced Irish history.
  24. In 1967, on May 28, the British rock band The Who released their iconic concept album "The Who Sell Out," noted for its innovative studio techniques and satirical commentary on pirate radio.
  25. May 28 is World Play Day, also known as International Children's Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the importance of play in childhood development.
  26. On May 28, 1999, a high school student named Shawn Fanning launched Napster, a pioneering file-sharing service that revolutionized the way people shared and consumed music online.
  27. In 1987, 19-year-old Mathias Rust, an amateur German pilot, landed his Cessna aircraft near Red Square in Moscow on May 28, further exposing the shortcomings of the Soviet military during the Cold War era.
  28. May 28 marks the anniversary of the tragic 1985 Bradford City Stadium fire in England, which claimed the lives of 56 people and injured over 260. The disaster led to a significant improvement in stadium safety standards throughout the United Kingdom.
  29. On May 28, 2011, the world's first pregnant man, Thomas Beatie, gave birth to his third child. Beatie, a transgender male, gained international attention for his courage in challenging traditional gender roles.
  30. May 28 is National Senior Health & Fitness Day in the United States, a day dedicated to promoting the importance of staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age.
  31. In 1959, on May 28, the first ever primates sent into space, Able and Miss Baker, safely returned to Earth after their successful mission to test the survivability of space travel.
  32. May 28 is National Sourdough Bread Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the tangy, crusty bread that has been enjoyed for centuries around the world.