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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

MAY 28
WHAT HAPPENED ON YOUR BDAY?

FEATURED EVENT

Featured Biography

British author
born
May 28, 1908
London, England
(Birthday tomorrow)
died
August 12, 1964 (aged 56)
Canterbury, England

Born on This Day

1968
Kylie Minogue
Australian singer
1944
Rudy Giuliani
American politician and lawyer
1938
Jerry West
American basketball player, coach, and manager
1923
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Indian actor, director, and politician
1908
Ian Fleming
British author

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Volkswagen Beetle
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Dionne quintuplets
1934
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Jim Thorpe
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Jackson, Andrew
1830
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Crusader in iron mail.
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