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On This Day is an essential tool for journalists and radio presenters across the country providing them with all the major events that took place on this day over the past 2,000 years. Receive daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays and world, music, sport and entertainment history.


ON THIS DAY: 28th May

Entertainment

1997

Television presenter Phillip Schofield escapes with minor injuries from a four-car pile up.

1976

Taxi Driver' wins the Palm d'Or at Cannes.

1953

The first 3-D cartoon premieres at a Theatre in Hollywood.

1929

Warner Brothers shows the first all-colour talking picture, at the Winter garden Theatre in New York City.

Music

2002

Robbie Williams is voted the Most Important Man in Music ahead of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. He was more than 77,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival Michael Jackson in a survey of half a million people.

2002

Record company executives meet up to discuss setting up a music 'embassy' in the US to help slow the fall in sales by British artists.

1999

Gary Barlow said that the similarity between the title of his new single 'Stronger', and Robbie Williams 'Strong' was just a coincidence.

Sport

1891

The first weightlifting championships were held in London.

News

2005

An NHS helpline is set up after it was revealed that more than 2,000 women may have had inaccurate mammograms.

1998

NASA announces they took pictures of the first solar system. It was named TMR-1C

1998

Claire Short spoke out against charities using pictures of starving children in their adverts.

1961

Amnesty International is set up in London.

1959

Two American monkeys return to earth after becoming the first animals to successfully complete a space mission.

1937

Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister, taking over from Stanley Baldwin.

Birthday

1968

Kylie Minogue-Singer and actress

1964

David Baddiel-British comedian and writer.

1944

Gladys Knight - Singer/Songwriter

1908

Ian Fleming (Deceased)-The creator of James Bond.

1759

William Pitt (Deceased)-The Younger. At 21 he was the youngest-ever British prime minister

Death

1984

British comedian of Morecambe and Wise fame. Born Eric Bartholomew.

1972

Edward, Duke of Windsor-Formerly King Edward VIII, who abdicated in order to be with American divorcee, Mrs Simpson.

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