What happened on June 28? There are more than 295 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 June 28

June 28 In HistoryJune 28 is the 179th day of the year 2019. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 26th week of the year 2019.

On this day in Accokeek, Maryland 20607 sunrise occured at 10:46 AM and sunset occured at 01:36 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 211 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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June 28: A Day In History

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the only date where the month and day are the same perfect number.

Historical Events For June 28

  • 1098
    Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo took place, between Serbian and Ottoman army.
  • 1461
    Edward IV is crowned King of England.
  • 1519
    Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1635
    Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
  • 1651
    The Battle of Beresteczko between Poland and Ukraine starts.
  • 1763
    A massive earthquake occurs on the same day in Komárom in Hungary, in Komárno in Slovakia and in Zsámbék in Hungary.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Fort Moultrie is attacked during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island; this event is commemorated in Carolina Day.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth is fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.
  • 1807
    Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.
  • 1838
    Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
  • 1841
    The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
  • 1846
    The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.
  • 1859
    The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
  • 1865
    The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.
  • 1880
    The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1881
    Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
  • 1882
    The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
  • 1883
    In Milan in Italy inaugurated the first central European electricity power station.
  • 1894
    Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
  • 1895
    Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent”.
  • 1895
    El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
  • 1896
    An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
  • 1902
    The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
  • 1904
    The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
  • 1914
    Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.
  • 1919
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other side.
  • 1921
    Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1922
    The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
  • 1936
    The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • 1940
    Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
  • 1942
    Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue
  • 1948
    Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1948
    The Cominform circulates the “Resolution on the situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia”; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc.
  • 1950
    Bodo League massacre: Korean War.
  • 1950
    Hangang Bridge bombing: Korean War.
  • 1950
    Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
  • 1956
    in Poznań, workers from HCP factory went to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
  • 1964
    Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • 1967
    Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1969
    Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
  • 1973
    Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
  • 1976
    The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
  • 1978
    The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 1981
    A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
  • 1987
    For the first time in the military history, a civilian target was attacked by chemical weapons when Iraqi warplanes dropped mustard gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in rwo separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas.
  • 1989
    The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle, which is later interpreted as foreshadowing the Yugoslav Wars.
  • 1992
    The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
  • 1994
    Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; 7 persons are killed, 660 injured.
  • 1996
    The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 1997
    Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield’s ear.
  • 2001
    Slobodan Milošević deported to ICTY to stand trial.
  • 2004
    Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 2005
    War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

Who Were Born On June 28?

  • 1476
    Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)
  • 1490
    Albert of Mainz, bishop and elector of Mainz (d. 1545)
  • 1491
    King Henry VIII of England (d. 1547)
  • 1503
    Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)
  • 1577
    Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)
  • 1641
    Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, French-born queen consort of Poland, wife of King John III Sobieski (d. 1716)
  • 1703
    John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (d. 1791)
  • 1712
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)
  • 1719
    Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
  • 1806
    Napoleon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
  • 1824
    Paul Broca, French physician (d. 1880)
  • 1831
    Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (d. 1907)
  • 1836
    Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek writer and journalist (d. 1904)
  • 1867
    Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1873
    Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1875
    Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1883
    Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • 1884
    Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leone politician and nationalist (d. 1964)
  • 1891
    Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • 1891
    Carl Spaatz, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
  • 1891
    Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1900
    Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1902
    Richard Rodgers, American composer (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1907
    Emily Perry, English actress (d. 2008)
  • 1909
    Eric Ambler, English writer (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
  • 1912
    Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1913
    Walter Oesau, German pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1914
    Aribert Heim, Austrian physician (d. 1992)
  • 1916
    Olle Björklund, Swedish actor and news presenter (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1918
    Willie Whitelaw, British politician, Deputy Prime Minister (d. 1999)
  • 1920
    A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1921
    P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    Michael Vale, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1926
    Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
  • 1927
    Corelli Barnett, British military historian
  • 1927
    Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928
    Cyril Smith, English Liberal politician (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician
  • 1928
    Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • 1930
    Itamar Franco, President of Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931
    Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1932
    Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
  • 1934
    Carl Levin, United States Senator from Michigan
  • 1934
    Robert Carswell, British law lord
  • 1935
    John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Chuck Howley, American football player
  • 1937
    George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937
    Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1937
    Tom Magliozzi, American radio personality, cohost of Car Talk
  • 1938
    John Byner, American comedian
  • 1938
    Leon Panetta, American Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1940
    Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1940
    Renato Pagliari, Italian-born British singer in Renee and Renato (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Roderick Wright, Scottish Catholic bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Al Downing, American baseball player
  • 1941
    Ann Leslie, English journalist
  • 1941
    Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Chris Hani, South African politician, leader of the South African Communist Party (d. 1993)
  • 1942
    David Miner, American guitarist and record producer
  • 1942
    Frank Zane, American bodybuilder
  • 1943
    Donald Johanson, American paleoanthropologist
  • 1943
    Jens Birkemose, Danish painter
  • 1943
    Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    David Knights, English bassist (Procol Harum)
  • 1945
    Ken Buchanan, Scottish boxer
  • 1946
    Bruce Davison, American actor
  • 1946
    David Duckham, English rugby player
  • 1946
    Gilda Radner, American comedienne (d. 1989)
  • 1946
    Howard Barker, English playwright
  • 1946
    Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Roger Godsiff, English politician
  • 1947
    Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
  • 1947
    Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef
  • 1947
    Mark Clark, American black power activist (d. 1969)
  • 1947
    Mark Helprin, American writer
  • 1947
    Robert Bondi, American politician
  • 1948
    Kathy Bates, American actress
  • 1950
    David Lanz, American New Age pianist
  • 1950
    Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • 1951
    Lalla Ward, British actress
  • 1952
    Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter
  • 1952
    Ray Ashcroft, English actor
  • 1954
    A. A. Gill, British writer and columnist
  • 1954
    Alice Krige, South African actress
  • 1955
    Eric Gates, English footballer
  • 1955
    Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • 1955
    Steven M. Greer, American ufologist and author
  • 1955
    Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • 1956
    Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • 1957
    Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • 1957
    Jim Spanarkel, American basketball player and TV personality
  • 1957
    Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
  • 1957
    Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • 1958
    Donna F. Edwards, U.S. Maryland Congresswoman, 4th Congressional District
  • 1958
    Félix Gray, French singer and songwriter
  • 1959
    Clint Boon, English musician and D.J.
  • 1960
    John Elway, American football player
  • 1961
    Jeff Malone, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer
  • 1963
    Charlie Clouser, American keyboard, synth and theremin player (Nine Inch Nails)
  • 1963
    Peter Baynham, Welsh comedian and television writer
  • 1963
    Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director
  • 1964
    DJ Quicksilver, Turkish disc jockey and music producer
  • 1964
    Mark Grace, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Jessica Hecht, American actress
  • 1965
    Sonny Strait, American voice actor
  • 1966
    John Cusack, American actor
  • 1966
    Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
  • 1966
    Sara Stewart, Scottish actress
  • 1967
    Gil Bellows, Canadian actor
  • 1967
    Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
  • 1968
    Adam Woodyatt, English actor
  • 1968
    Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1969
    Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress
  • 1969
    Danielle Brisebois, American actress
  • 1970
    Mike White, American filmmaker and actor
  • 1970
    Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1970
    Steve Burton, American actor
  • 1970
    Tom Merritt, American technology journalist
  • 1971
    Aileen Quinn, American actress
  • 1971
    Bobby Hurley, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Fabien Barthez, French footballer
  • 1971
    Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer
  • 1971
    Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer
  • 1971
    Louise Mensch, British politician and novelist (Louise Bagshawe)
  • 1971
    Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality
  • 1971
    Ray Slijngaard, Dutch musician
  • 1971
    Ron Mahay, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Tichina Arnold, American actress and singer
  • 1972
    Alessandro Nivola, American actor
  • 1972
    Christopher Leslie, English politician
  • 1972
    Jon Heidenreich, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Adrián Annus, Hungarian athlete
  • 1973
    Corey Koskie, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician, president of the Coalition of the Radical Left
  • 1974
    Rob Dyrdek, American professional skateboarder
  • 1975
    Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish guitarist and vocalist (Dissection) (d. 2006)
  • 1975
    Ning Baizura, Malaysian singer
  • 1976
    Seth Wescott, American snowboarder
  • 1976
    Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • 1977
    Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Harun Tekin, Turkish singer, guitarist and pianist (Mor ve Ötesi)
  • 1977
    Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers)
  • 1978
    Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1978
    Simon Larose, Canadian professional tennis player
  • 1979
    Felicia Day, American actress, writer, director, violinist, and singer
  • 1979
    Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright
  • 1979
    Jeanette Aw, Singaporean actress
  • 1979
    Randy McMichael, American football player
  • 1981
    Brandon Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Michael Crafter, Australian vocalist and bassist (I Killed the Prom Queen)
  • 1982
    Elaine Tan, English actress
  • 1983
    Maui Taylor, Filipino model and singer
  • 1984
    Tamara Ecclestone, English socialite and television presenter
  • 1985
    Phil Bardsley, English footballer
  • 1986
    Kellie Pickler, American singer
  • 1986
    Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress
  • 1987
    Bailey Tzuke, English singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Terrence Williams, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer
  • 1990
    Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress
  • 1990
    Nick Purcell, American actor
  • 1991
    Seohyun (Seo Joo-hyun), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
  • 1994
    Madeline Duggan, English actress
  • 1994
    Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah II, Prince of Jordan
  • 1995
    Kåre Hedebrant, Swedish actor

Who Died On June 28?

  • 548
    Theodora, Byzantine Empress, wife of Justinian I (b. c. 500)
  • 572
    Alboin, King of the Lombards (b. c. 530)
  • 767
    Pope Paul I (b. 700)
  • 928
    Louis the Blind, King of Provence and Holy Roman Emperor (b. c. 880)
  • 1061
    Floris I, Count of Holland (b. c. 1020)
  • 1175
    Andrei I Bogolyubsky, Russian prince (b. c. 1111)
  • 1194
    Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Emperor of China (b. 1127)
  • 1385
    Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1348)
  • 1389
    Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
  • 1586
    Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • 1598
    Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer (b. 1527)
  • 1716
    George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1813
    Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general (b. 1755)
  • 1834
    Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)
  • 1836
    James Madison, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)
  • 1880
    Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor and cowboy (b. 1846)
  • 1881
    Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
  • 1889
    Maria Mitchell, American astronomer (b. 1818)
  • 1892
    Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1913
    Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1914
    Countess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1868)
  • 1914
    Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1863)
  • 1915
    Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1916
    Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • 1922
    Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
  • 1929
    Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • 1935
    Meletius IV, Greek Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1871)
  • 1936
    Alexander Berkman, American anarchist and writer (d. 1870)
  • 1960
    Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 1962
    Cy Morgan, American baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1962
    Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1965
    Red Nichols, American jazz cornetist and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1971
    Franz Stangl, Austrian Nazi commander of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • 1974
    Frank Sutton, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1975
    Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • 1975
    Rod Serling, American television scriptwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1975
    Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • 1976
    Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and film producer (b. 1927)
  • 1978
    Clifford Dupont, First President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1981
    Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
  • 1984
    Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician and Military Chief of Staff (b. 1917)
  • 1985
    Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1989
    Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 1992
    Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (b. 1936)
  • 1993
    GG Allin, American punk rock singer (The Jabbers, The Cedar Street Sluts, The Scumfucs) (b. 1956)
  • 1995
    Petri Walli, Finnish rock guitarist and singer (Kingston Wall) (b. 1969)
  • 2000
    Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • 2000
    Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001
    Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 2003
    Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006
    George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Naval Officer and WW II submarine commander, winner of the Medal of Honor and of four Navy Crosses) (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)
  • 2009
    A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2009
    Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
  • 2009
    Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2010
    Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

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