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October 28th

October 28th is the 301st day of the year (302nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 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 October 28th

1903 Evelyn Waugh (author)

1914 Jonas Salk (virologist - developed first safe and effective polio vaccine)

1928 Cleo Laine (singer)

Cleo Laine

1938 David Dimblebey (TV presenter)

1941 Hank Marvin (guitarist - The Shadows)

1955 Bill Gates (co-founder Microsoft, philanthropist)

Bill Gates

1956 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran)

1967 Julia Roberts (actress)

Julia Roberts

1974 Joaquin Phoenix (actor)

1979 Jawed Karim (computer scientist - co-founder of YouTube)

1987 Matt Smith (actor)

October 28th in History

1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President, Grover Cleveland.

Statue of Liberty

1914 First electric traffic light is installed in Cleveland.

1940 Italy invades Greece after the Greeks refuse an Italian ultimatum.

1950 The Jack Benny Show makes its TV debut.

1962 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases from Cuba.

Nikita Khruschev

1965 Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis completed.

Gateway Arch

October 28th is also

Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak State - commemorating independence from Austro-Hungary in 1918

Oxi (No) Day (Greece) - marks refusal of Italian ultimatum in 1940, and Greek entry into World War Two


People born on October 28th are Scorpio


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