May 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Birmingham Barons lost to Jacksonville Suns 4-2 in the 13th annual Rickwood Classic.
- 2005: Birmingham Steeldogs 55 - Green Bay Blizzard 26 at the BJCC Arena.
- 1998: The "Centurion" sculpture in front of the Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center was rededicated.
- 1967: Housing manager Keith Hall was born.
- 1951: Willie Mays got his first hit in the major leagues, the first of 660 career home runs.
- 1945: The USS Birmingham went in for repairs at Pearl Harbor.
- 1930: Geologist, paleontologist and University of Alabama administrator Douglas E. Jones was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1930: Pedro Gussman married Vera Hancock.
- 1928: Munger Hall at Birmingham-Southern College was dedicated.
- 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.
- 1908: Local prohibition went into effect in Jefferson County, and the Alabama Brewing Company emptied 300 barrels of its product into the streets.
- 1900: The city was darkened by a total eclipse of the sun in the morning.