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Sunday, May 28, 2017.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1951 - After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st HR
  • 1951 - Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
  • 1951 - Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1951 - Willie Mays gets his 1st major league hit, a home run
  • 1953 - Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
  • 1955 - 81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • 1955 - Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500
  • 1955 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 1956 - Dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • 1956 - Eisenhower signs farm bill allows govt to store agricultural surplus
  • 1957 - NL approves Bkln Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • 1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1957 - WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 - French govt of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle
  • 1958 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • 1959 - Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
  • 1959 - Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters," premieres in London
  • 1959 - Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 mi (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became 1st animals retrieved from a space mission
  • 1960 - "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1961 - Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
  • 1961 - Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
  • 1961 - Record 27 HRs hit in 7 AL games
  • 1962 - Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
  • 1962 - US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
  • 1962 - Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1963 - Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
  • 1963 - Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 1963 - Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st PM of Kenya
  • 1964 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • 1964 - Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
  • 1964 - Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • 1964 - Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
  • 1965 - Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • 1966 - "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • 1966 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
  • 1967 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
  • 1967 - Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • 1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 - AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • 1968 - NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1968 - Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon
  • 1969 - AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
  • 1971 - Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
  • 1971 - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1972 - White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natl HQ at Watergate