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April 28th

April 28th is the 118th day of the year (119th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 28th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 28th

32 Otho (Roman Emperor for three months in 69 AD)

1442 Edward IV (King of England 1461-1470)

1676 Frederick I (King of Sweden 1720-1751)

1758 James Monroe (5th US President)

James Monroe

1828 Sir Edward Leader Williams (civil engineer - designer of the Manchester Ship Canal)

1889 António de Oliveira Salazar (Portuguese Prime Minister 1932-1968)

1906 Kurt Gödel (mathematician)

1908 Jack Fingleton (cricketer - first player to score centuries in each of four consecutive Test innings)

1908 Oskar Schindler (businessman who saved many Jews during the Holocaust)

1924 Kenneth Kaunda (Zambian President 1964-1991)

1930 James Baker (US politican, Secretary of State 1989-1992)

James Baker

1936 Tariq Aziz (former Iraqi Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister)

Tariq Aziz

1937 Saddam Hussein (former Iraqi President)

Saddam Hussein

1941 Karl Barry Sharpless (chemist - Nobel Laureate)

1948 Sir Terry Pratchett (author)

1950 Jay Leno (TV presenter)
Jay Leno

1955 Tim Martin (businessman - Wetherspoons)

1960 Elena King (US Supreme Court Justice)

1960 Ian Rankin (author)


April 28th in History

224 Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V at the Battle of Hormozdgan, which results in the destruction of the Parthian Empire and the beginning of the Sasanian Empire.

1611 The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, is established. It is the largest Catholic university in the world.

1788 Maryland is 7th state to ratify the US Constitution.

1789 Fletcher Christian leads the mutiny on HMS Bounty.

1792 France invades the Austrian Netherlands beginning the French Revolutionary Wars.

1881 Billy the Kid escapes from Lincoln County Jail, Mesa, Roswell, New Mexico.

Billy the Kid

1920 Azerbaijan joins the USSR.

1928 Wembley Stadium (initially known as Empire Stadium) opens.

1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five crew set out on Kon-Tiki from Peru to demonstrate that Peruvian natives were capable of colonizing Polynesia.

1948 Igor Stravinsky conducts the American premiere of his ballet Orpheus.

1952 US military occupation of Japan ends.

1952 Dwight D. Eisenhwer resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.


1965 US invades the Dominican Republic.

1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.

Charles de Gaulle

1973 The Dark Side of the Moon goes to Number one on the US Billboard chart, a position it will retain for 741 weeks.

1994 CIA analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving US secrets to the Soviet Union and Russia.

1996 US President Bill Clinton gives 4½ hours of videotaped testimony in the Whitewater controversy.

Bill Clinton

2004 CBS News releases evidence of prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib by American troops.

April 28th is also

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Feast of Saint Peter Chanel (Catholicism)


People born on April 28th are Taurus


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