What are the important events that happened on October 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 28 is the 301st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 15, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,509,148,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahenagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 114 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,772 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 28 Historical Events

  • 1061
    Empress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the Antipope Honorius II.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 1915
    Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1971
    Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
  • 1995
    289 people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1854
    Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
  • 1901
    Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)
  • 1925
    Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Roza Makagonova, Russian actress (d. 1995)
  • 1928
    Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
  • 1950
    Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956
    Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • 1963
    Lauren Holly, American actress
  • 1974
    Joaquin Phoenix, American actor
  • 1980
    Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor

Who died on October 28?

  • 1627
    Emperor Jahangir of India (b. 1569)
  • 1703
    John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  • 1818
    Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  • 1841
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1899
    Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (b. 1854)
  • 1959
    Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary figure (b. 1932)
  • 1997
    Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2005
    Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)

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