On This Day: What happened on 28 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1937 | The German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen is founded.

1948 | Daniel François Malan was elected as the 4th Prime Minister of South Africa. During his time, Apartheid was implemented.  

1975 | Fifteen countries in West Africa signed the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

1991 | The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front took ownership of Addis Ababa, ending the Civil War in Ethiopia.

1993 | Eritrea became a member of the United Nations. 

2014 | The Egyptian elections committee extended voting to a third day because turnout for voting was lower than expected.

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2014 | South African football player, Isaac Kungwane (43) 

2017 | Zimbabwean former Deputy Senate President, Naison Ndlovu (86) 

2019 | Ugandan former Prime Minister, Apolo Nsibambi (78)


1911 | South African cricket player, Bob Crisp 

1947 | Egyptian archaeologist and academic, Zahi Hawass 

1977 | South African cricket player, Ashwell Prince

1985 | South African model, Megan Kate Coleman


2007 | ICC World Cricket League Division Three – Uganda defeated Tanzania by 4 wickets and qualified for the semi-finals. 

2010 | 3rd ODI – South Africa beat West Indies by 67 runs and leads the 5 match series 3-0. 

2010 | Tri-nation series – Zimbabwe defeated India by 6 wickets.


2007 | Alicia Keys releases a single "Like You'll Never See Me Again" (Getty Images)

2010 | Alicia releases her single “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”.


The women of the Mursi and Surma tribes in Ethiopia wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 12 cm in diameter.


Presh JM Reporter

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