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 302nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 15, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,626,880 minutes 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 ‘trihectadigon’ 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 92 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 1,407 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 28 Historical Events

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 1061
    Empress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the Antipope Honorius II.
  • 1628
    The Siege of La Rochelle, which had lasted for 14 months, ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 1965
    Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
  • 1995
    289 people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.
  • 2009
    NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1881
    Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1922
    Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1943
    Conny Froboess, German singer
  • 1945
    Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (d. 2006)
  • 1962
    Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • 1967
    John Romero, American video game designer
  • 1969
    Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican screenwriter and producer
  • 1974
    Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and beauty queen
  • 1978
    Marta Etura, Spanish actress
  • 1984
    Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer

Who died on October 28?

  • 1708
    Prince George of Denmark, consort of Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • 1716
    Stephen Fox, British politician (b. 1627)
  • 1916
    Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1917
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831)
  • 1969
    Constance Dowling, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 1970
    Baby Huey, American soul singer (b. 1944)
  • 2004
    Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

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