National Hamburger Day | May 28
(Last Updated On: May 22, 2023)


National Hamburger Day on May 28th wraps up National Burger Month and also ushers in the summer grilling season.


Hamburger. Seasoned ground beef, grilled, and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. We even top them with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Any of these combinations create a modern American version of a hamburger.

The world’s largest hamburger was 2,566 lb – 9 oz  and achieved in Pilsting, Germany, on 9 July 2017.

Much controversy surrounds the origin of the hamburger. However, it most likely first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.

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Fire up the grill and get some patties started. Will you add cheese and make it a double? There are so many options when it comes to our burgers these days, how do we even decide anymore? Some creative burger choices you might try are:

  • bleu cheese
  • coleslaw
  • avocado
  • fried egg
  • barbeque and peanut butter
  • mac & cheese

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National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this grilling holiday. In the meantime, enjoy these other fun food holidays:

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May 28th Celebrated History


Pearl B. Wait introduces his gelatin dessert named Jell-O. However, his efforts to turn a profit failed, and he later sold the business to Orator F. Woodward who marketed the jiggly treat to success.


Chrysler Corporation and Dodge Brothers, Inc. merge.


Olivia Dionne delivers the first documented set of quintuplets to survive. Born two months premature in Callander, Ontario, Canada, the five girls lived to adulthood. Their father was Elzire Dionne.


Founded by the German Labour Front under the Nazi Party, Volkswagen is established in Berlin. After World War II, the company became a trustee of the British Military Government.

May 28th Celebrated Birthdays

Jim Thorpe – 1887

All-around athlete and Olympian, Jim Thorpe competed in 15 events during the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. He became the first Native American to earn an Olympic gold medal when he took first place in both the pentathlon and decathlon. Thorpe also made a solid showing in the other 13 events. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Thorpe of his medals after learning he had played minor-league baseball, a violation of the amateurism rule.

Thorpe would go on to play professional football and basketball proving once again that his abilities stretch from field to court and beyond.

In October 1982, the IOC added James Thorpe’s name to the list of 1912 crowned Olympic champions and delivered two replica medals to his family. However, the IOC noted that the official report of the games would not be modified.

Ian Fleming – 1908

In 1953, the British writer and naval intelligence office published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

Jerry West – 1938

Fourteen-time NBA All-Star Jerry West played brilliantly for the LA Lakers. Considered one of the greatest guards in NBA history, West was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Gladys Knight – 1944

The award-winning singer-songwriter began her career with the Pips in the 1960s and became one of Motown’s top producing groups. Some of Knight’s legendary soul and R&B hits include “The Way We Were,” “Missing You,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

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