What happened this day in history September 28

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

September 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 28 is the 271st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 15, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,213,120 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 ‘dihectaheptacontahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 126 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 3,203 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 28 Historical Events

  • 935
    Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
  • 1779
    American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
  • 1781
    American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1928
    Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 1939
    Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • 1960
    Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
  • 1971
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 1975
    The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
  • 1996
    Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1330
    Nicolas Flamel, French scrivener, manuscript-seller, and alchemist. (d. 1418)
  • 1909
    Al Capp, American cartoonist (d. 1979)
  • 1916
    Olga Lepeshinskaya, Soviet ballerina (d. 2008)
  • 1925
    Seymour Cray, American computer scientist (d. 1996)
  • 1934
    Brigitte Bardot, French actress
  • 1962
    Grant Fuhr, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966
    Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • 1970
    Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975
    Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer
  • 1978
    Bushido, German rapper

Who died on September 28?

  • 876
    Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  • 1844
    Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1891
    Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
  • 1918
    Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • 1943
    Sam Ruben, American chemist (b. 1913)
  • 1957
    Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (b. 1888)
  • 1993
    Peter De Vries, American novelist (b. 1910)
  • 2003
    Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)

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