Today in History: May 28

I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen. When it does at last dawn on a man that you really want to hear about his business, the look that comes over his face is something to see.—Walker Percy, The Moviegoer (1961)

Walker Percy was born 100 years ago today.

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The Sierra Club was founded on this date in 1892 by John Muir and friends.

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Phil Hartman died 18 years ago today. Gary Coleman died six years ago today. Maya Angelou died on this date two years ago.

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Barry Commoner was born on this date in 1917. Barney Rosset was born in 1922 on this date. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was born on this date in 1925. “Gute Nacht,” Schubert, Die Winterreise, Murray Perahia accompanying Fischer-Diskau:

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Jerry West is 78. Billy Vera of the Hong Kong Cavaliers (and many songs and albums) is 72 today. Gladys Knight is 72 today. Rudy Giuliani is 72, as well. John Fogerty is 71. Patch Adams is also 71. Leland Sklar is 69. Kirk Gibson is 59. His only at-bat in the 1988 World Series:

Christa Miller is 52 today. Kylie Minogue is 48 today. Senator Marco Rubio is 45.

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One comment

  1. loisajay · May 28, 2016

    Oh, that baseball game–I remember it like it was yesterday, and it still gave me goosebumps!! Thanks so much for starting my day off with a bang, Mark. Have a great weekend.

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