May 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: A fire at Blackwell's Pub damaged the neighboring Ashley Mac's clothing store.
- 2009: Renee Blalock began her tenure as director of the Birmingham Public Library.
- 1998: The "Centurion" sculpture in front of the Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center was rededicated.
- 1955: Jefferson-Hillman Hospital was renamed University Hospital and Hillman Clinic.
- 1945: The USS Birmingham went in for repairs at Pearl Harbor.
- 1930: Pedro Gussman married Vera Hancock.
- 1928: Munger Hall at Birmingham-Southern College was dedicated.
- 1908: Local prohibition went into effect in Jefferson County, and the Alabama Brewing Company emptied 300 barrels of its product into the streets.
- 1900: Birmingham was darkened by a total eclipse of the sun in the morning.
- 1879: The city of Hanceville was incorporated.
- 1967: Housing manager Keith Hall was born.
- 1964: Sports anchor Sheldon Haygood was born in Texas.
- 1933: Engineer, contractor and rose expert Bob Eskew was born in Birmingham.
- 1930: Geologist, paleontologist and University of Alabama administrator Douglas E. Jones was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1923: Businessman and Shoal Creek developer Hall Thompson was born in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1916: Novelist Walker Percy was born at St Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.
- 1858: Educator and social worker Carrie Tuggle was born in Eufaula.