What happened on April 28? There are more than 234 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 28

April 28 In HistoryApril 28 is the 118th day of the year 2019. There are 247 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 17th week of the year 2019.

On this day in Litchfield, Ohio 44253 sunrise occured at 11:28 AM and sunset occured at 01:22 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Taurus. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 272 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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Historical Events For April 28

  • 357
    Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
  • 1192
    Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
  • 1253
    Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
  • 1503
    The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • 1611
    Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • 1788
    Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  • 1789
    Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
  • 1792
    France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • 1796
    The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
  • 1869
    Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
  • 1887
    A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
  • 1920
    Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • 1930
    The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
  • 1932
    A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
  • 1945
    Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • 1947
    Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 1948
    Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
  • 1949
    Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • 1952
    Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • 1952
    Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
  • 1952
    The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1965
    United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to “forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship” and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
  • 1969
    Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • 1975
    General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
  • 1977
    The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • 1977
    The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.
  • 1978
    President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 1986
    The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
  • 1987
    American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • 1988
    Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle “C.B.” Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane’s fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
  • 1994
    Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
  • 1996
    In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
  • 1996
    Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
  • 1999
    In Alberta, Canada, 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith fires upon three students, killing one and wounding another in the W. R. Myers High School shooting.
  • 2001
    Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
  • 2008
    A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.

Who Were Born On April 28?

  • 32
    Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
  • 1442
    King Edward IV of England (d. 1483)
  • 1545
    Yi Sun-sin, Korean admiral (d. 1598)
  • 1630
    Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
  • 1686
    Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
  • 1715
    Franz Sparry, composer (d. 1767)
  • 1758
    James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
  • 1765
    Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (d. 1834)
  • 1819
    Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
  • 1827
    William Nelson Hall, Canadian sailor (d. 1904)
  • 1838
    Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel laureate (d. 1913)
  • 1863
    Josiah Thomas, Australian politician (d. 1933)
  • 1868
    Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
  • 1868
    Lucy Booth, the fifth daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1953)
  • 1870
    August Schmierer, German rugby player
  • 1874
    Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
  • 1876
    Nicola Romeo, Italian automobile engineer and an entrepreneur (d. 1938)
  • 1878
    Lionel Barrymore, American actor (d. 1954)
  • 1888
    Walter Tull, British footballer (d. 1918)
  • 1889
    António de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1900
    Heinrich Müller, head of the Gestapo (disappeared in 1945)
  • 1900
    Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer (d. 1992)
  • 1902
    Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1906
    Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1908
    Oskar Schindler, Austro-Hungarian (Sudeten German) industrialist (d. 1974)
  • 1910
    Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • 1911
    Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
  • 1912
    Kaneto Shindō, Japanese film director
  • 1912
    Odette Sansom Hallowes, French resistance worker (d. 1995)
  • 1914
    Philip E. High, Science fiction author (d. 2006)
  • 1916
    Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
  • 1921
    Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • 1923
    William Guarnere, WWII veteran
  • 1924
    Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
  • 1924
    Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1924
    Kenneth Kaunda, President of Zambia
  • 1925
    T. John Lesinski, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
  • 1926
    Harper Lee, American author
  • 1928
    Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1928
    Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)
  • 1930
    Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1930
    James Baker, American politician
  • 1932
    Brownie Ledbetter, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Lois Duncan, American novelist
  • 1937
    John White, Scottish internationalist footballer, killed by lightning (d. 1964)
  • 1937
    Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq 1979-2003; Prime Minister of Iraq 1979-1991; 1994-2003 (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Madge Sinclair, Jamaican actress (d. 1995)
  • 1941
    Ann-Margret, Swedish-born actress
  • 1941
    Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • 1941
    Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941
    Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
  • 1941
    Nico Mastorakis, Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer
  • 1942
    Mike Brearley, English cricketer
  • 1943
    Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • 1944
    Alice Waters, American chef
  • 1944
    Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • 1944
    Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • 1946
    Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
  • 1948
    Dorothée Berryman, Canadian actress and singer
  • 1948
    Marcia Strassman, American actress
  • 1948
    Terry Pratchett, English author
  • 1949
    Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Indian Larry, American stuntman (d. 2004)
  • 1949
    Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
  • 1950
    Jay Leno, American comedian and television host
  • 1950
    Willie Colón, Puerto Rican salsa musician
  • 1952
    Mary McDonnell, American actress
  • 1953
    Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1953
    Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist and poet (d. 2003)
  • 1954
    Ron Zook, American football coach
  • 1954
    Vic Sotto, Filipino actor, host, comedian, and film producer
  • 1955
    Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • 1956
    Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-born singer
  • 1957
    Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1958
    Hal Sutton, American golfer
  • 1958
    Nancy Lee Grahn, American actress
  • 1960
    Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • 1960
    Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1960
    John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • 1960
    Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • 1961
    Anna Oxa, Italian singer
  • 1961
    Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
  • 1963
    Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater
  • 1963
    Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist
  • 1964
    Barry Larkin, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1965
    Jennifer Rardin, American author, Jaz Parks series (d. 2010)
  • 1965
    Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • 1966
    John Daly, American golfer
  • 1966
    Too Short, American rapper
  • 1967
    Kari Wührer, American actress
  • 1968
    Andy Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1968
    Howard Donald, English musician
  • 1968
    Scott Putesky, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1970
    Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
  • 1970
    Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
  • 1971
    Bridget Moynahan, American actress
  • 1972
    Joseph Bruce, American musician (Insane Clown Posse)
  • 1973
    Earl Holmes, American footballer
  • 1973
    Elisabeth Röhm, German/American actress
  • 1973
    Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1973
    Jorge Garcia, American actor
  • 1973
    Serge Zwikker, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer
  • 1974
    Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress
  • 1974
    Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • 1974
    Vernon Kay, English disc jockey and television presenter
  • 1977
    Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1978
    Lauren Laverne, English disc jockey and television presenter
  • 1979
    Bahram Radan, Iranian actor
  • 1979
    Scott Fujita, American football player
  • 1980
    Josh Howard, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Karolina Goceva, Macedonian singer
  • 1981
    Jessica Alba, American actress
  • 1981
    Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
  • 1982
    Chris Kaman, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Harry Shum, Jr., American dancer and actor
  • 1982
    Nikki Grahame, English television personality
  • 1983
    Roger Johnson, English footballer
  • 1984
    Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
  • 1986
    George Nozuka, Canadian singer/songwriter
  • 1986
    Jenna Ushkowitz, South Korean-American actress
  • 1986
    Jennifer Palm Lundberg, Swedish beauty pageant contestant
  • 1986
    Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer
  • 1988
    Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer
  • 1988
    Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
  • 1989
    Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1990
    Mario Meraz, Mexican boxer
  • 1991
    Jordan Robinson, British footballer
  • 1992
    Jack Taylor, American actor

Who Died On April 28?

  • 1192
    King Conrad of Montferrat
  • 1489
    Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
  • 1533
    Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)
  • 1643
    Francisco de Lucena, Portuguese Secretary of State (b. 1578?)
  • 1695
    Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet (b. 1621)
  • 1710
    Thomas Betterton, English actor
  • 1716
    Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
  • 1726
    Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (b. 1653)
  • 1741
    Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman (b. 1668)
  • 1772
    Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737)
  • 1781
    Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)
  • 1813
    Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
  • 1816
    Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher (b. 1862)
  • 1841
    Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • 1853
    Ludwig Tieck, German writer (b. 1773)
  • 1858
    Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)
  • 1865
    Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)
  • 1881
    Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (b. 1818)
  • 1883
    John “Jack” Russell, English parson, hunter and dog breeder (b. 1795)
  • 1905
    Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835)
  • 1936
    King Fuad I of Egypt (b. 1868)
  • 1944
    Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy & Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)
  • 1944
    Mohammed Alim Khan, the last Emir of the Emirate of Bukhara (b. 1880)
  • 1945
    Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (b. 1883)
  • 1945
    Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (b. 1912)
  • 1945
    Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892)
  • 1946
    Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  • 1949
    Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (b. 1888)
  • 1954
    Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  • 1957
    Heinz “Pritzl” Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)
  • 1964
    Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • 1970
    Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1973
    Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    Tom Donahue, American freeform radio DJ (b. 1928)
  • 1978
    Sardar Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (b. 1909)
  • 1988
    B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
  • 1991
    Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  • 1992
    Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (b. 1909)
  • 1992
    Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  • 1993
    Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Berton Roueché, American medical writer (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Jerome Bixby, American writer (b. 1923)
  • 1998
    Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • 1999
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)
  • 1999
    Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 1999
    Sir Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
  • 2000
    Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)
  • 2002
    Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • 2005
    Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (b. 1959)
  • 2007
    Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • 2007
    Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    René Mailhot, Canadian journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Richard Pratt, Australian businessman (b.1934)
  • 2009
    Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947)

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