28 March

28 March

March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 278 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 28th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International Whisky Day.
  • Weed Appreciation Day.
  • National Weed Appreciation Day
  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Something on a Stick Day

Historic Events

1990 Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold MedalThe African American athlete dominated the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, which were held during the reign of Adolf Hitler’s racist nazi regime.

1979 Three Mile Island nuclear power plant experiences a partial meltdown and radioactive leakThe coolant leak was the worst commercial nuclear accident in the United States. A continuous string of nuclear disasters, such as Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986), and Fukushima (2011) continue to raise doubts about the security and environmental benefit of nuclear power.

1969 Greek poet Giorgos Seferis speaks out against the military juntaThe Nobel Prize laureate issued his now famous statement against Greece’s repressive right-wing Regime of the Colonels on the BBC World Service.

1963 Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds is releasedThe film about a swarm of birds wreaking havoc in Bodega Bay, California has become a classic of the horror movie genre.

1910 The first seaplane in history takes offFrench inventor Henri Fabre’s Canard (Fabre Hydravion) was the first floatplane to take off from water under its own power. The first flight measured 457 meters.

1986: On this day, in 1986, The famous song “We Are The World” sang by popular artists of that time to raise money for African famine was played by over 6,000 radio stations simultaneously. The album ‘USA for Africa’ raised $63 million dollar (equivalent to $149 today) as an aid for Africa.

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On this day, in 1986, The famous song “We Are The World” sang by popular artists of that time to raise money for African famine was played by over 6,000 radio stations simultaneously. The album ‘USA for Africa’ raised $63 million dollar (equivalent to $149 today) as an aid for Africa.

1935: Pre-war events – Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935) – This was a brief colonial war fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire.

The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia. It exposed the weakness of the League of Nations as a force to preserve peace. Both Italy and Ethiopia were member nations, but the League did nothing when the former clearly violated the League’s own Article X.

1935: Pre-war events – Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935) – This was a brief colonial war fought between armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy and armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire.

1930: Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara in 1930.

Because people don’t have to forget: Home truths… American soldiers forced German civilians from the town of Volary to walk past a group of exhumed bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by SS. Colorization by the talented 17-year-old Joel Bellviure.

Because people don’t have to forget: Home truths… American soldiers forced German civilians from the town of Volary to walk past a group of exhumed bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by SS. Colorization by the talented 17-year-old Joel Bellviure.

1896: Queen Victoria with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Seated on the left is Tsarina Alexandra holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Olga – Balmoral Castle, 1896.

1896: Queen Victoria with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Seated on the left is Tsarina Alexandra holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Olga – Balmoral Castle, 1896.

1876: Rain in the Face, a Standing Rock Sioux Chief, in North Dakota circa 1910. He fought with Sitting Bull at Little Bighorn in 1876. Photo by Frank Bennett Fiske.

1876: Rain in the Face, a Standing Rock Sioux Chief, in North Dakota circa 1910. He fought with Sitting Bull at Little Bighorn in 1876. Photo by Frank Bennett Fiske.

1854: Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War in 1854.

1799: New York State abolishes slavery in 1799.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 28

1986 Lady GagaAmerican singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1955 Reba McEntireAmerican singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1946 Alejandro ToledoPeruvian politician, 48th President of Peru

1936 Mario Vargas LlosaPeruvian/Spanish journalist, author, Nobel Prize laureate

1483 RaphaelItalian painter, architect

Lady Gaga was born.

Jackson Wang was born.

Akshay Khanna was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 28

2004: Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter

1969: Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general, politician, 34th President of the United States

1943: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, conductor

1941: Virginia Woolf, English author, critic

1584: Ivan the Terrible, Russian Tsar

Sergei Rachimaninoff died.

Richard Graffiths died.

Guru Angad died.


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