May 28 Famous Birthdays, Events and Quotes – Grayson Stuart

May 28, 2010
By Vannini

Famous Births (Bullet points are select quotes from the person)

1660 – King George I of Great Britain.

1779 – Thomas Moore, Irish poet, lyricist.

  • Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
  • Came but for friendship, and took away love.
  • A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
  • A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a rougue to retire upon.
  • No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream.

1807 – Louis Agassiz, American zoologist.

  • I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
  • The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.
  • Study nature, not books.
  • Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.

1888 – Jim Thorpe, American Olympic gold medalist, baseball, football player; president of what became the National Football League.

1908 – Ian Fleming, British author, creator of the character James Bond.

  • A woman should be an illusion.
  • You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
  • Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
  • I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
  • Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.

1934 – Dionne quintuplets, born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.

1945 – John Fogerty, American musician.

  • Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.
  • I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you.

2000 – Grayson Nathaniel Stuart

  • “Dad, please stop my crazy grandmother (Tyne Willis) from punching me and slapping me in the name of Jesus”

Famous Deaths

1843 – Noah Webster, American lexicographer.

1971 – Audie Murphy, American actor and the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.

  • I Knew why I felt at home. The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard as it did all over France at that time. A country was free again.
  • Lead from the front.
  • They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.

1998 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-born comedic actor.

  • I found the writing arena to be much less competitive
  • As an actor, I felt I couldn’t compete. I wasn’t as cute as the leading man; I wasn’t as brilliant as Robin Williams.

2003 – Ilya Prigogine, Russian physicist and Nobel Laureate chemist.

  • “We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate”
  • “The main character of any living system is openness.”

2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American comic actor.

  • The thing that’s funny is that everyone thinks I’m dead.

2007 – Jörg Immendorff, German painter and sculptor.


1533 – England’s Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

1754 – In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, a Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeated a French reconnaissance party in southwestern Pennsylvania.

1863 – The 54th Massachusetts, the first regiment of African-American recruits in the Civil War, left Boston for South Carolina.

1892 – The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

1923 – The U.S. Attorney General determined that it was legal for women to wear trousers.

1928 – The Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

1929 – Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture, “On With the Show.”

1937 – Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

1953 – “Melody,” the first animate, 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiered.

1957 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established.

1961 – The Orient Express, from Paris to Bucharest, made its last journey after operating for 78 years. It was revived in 1982.

1961 – Amnesty International, the human rights organization, was founded.

1999 – Leonardo da Vinci’s newly-restored masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display in Milan, Italy.

2000 – The volcano Mount Cameroon erupts near the Gulf of Guinea.

2002 – NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.


  • Azerbaijan: Independence Day / Day of the Republic.
  • Ethiopia: National Day.
  • Scotland: Whitsunday Term Day.

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