What happened on September 28? There are more than 291 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 September 28

September 28 In HistorySeptember 28 is the 272nd day of the year 2020. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 40th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Port Aransas, Texas 78373 sunrise occured at 07:20 AM and sunset occured at 07:16 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Libra. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 137 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For September 28

  • 48 BC
    Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
  • 235
    Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia.
  • 351
    Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
  • 365
    Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
  • 935
    Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
  • 995
    Members of Slavník’s dynasty – Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1066
    William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
  • 1106
    The Battle of Tinchebrai – Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
  • 1238
    Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
  • 1322
    Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
  • 1448
    Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
  • 1538
    Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
  • 1542
    Navigator João Rodrigues Cabrilho of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.
  • 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.
  • 1787
    The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
  • 1791
    France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population.
  • 1844
    Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1867
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
  • 1868
    Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
  • 1871
    Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil.
  • 1889
    The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
  • 1901
    Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island.
  • 1912
    The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ultonians in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1919
    Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.
  • 1928
    Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 1928
    The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • 1939
    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
  • 1939
    Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • 1944
    Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.
  • 1950
    Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • 1951
    CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
  • 1958
    France ratifies a new Constitution of France; the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead.
  • 1960
    Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
  • 1961
    A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  • 1962
    The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1971
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 1973
    The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT’s alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 1975
    The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
  • 1994
    The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
  • 1995
    Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • 1995
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  • 1996
    Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
  • 2000
    Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
  • 2009
    The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, raped, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

Who Were Born On September 28?

  • 551 BC
    Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)
  • 1330
    Nicolas Flamel, French scrivener, manuscript-seller, and alchemist. (d. 1418)
  • 1493
    Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet (d. 1545)
  • 1605
    Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1667
    Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1681
    Johann Mattheson, German composer (d. 1764)
  • 1705
    Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English statesman (d. 1774)
  • 1746
    Sir William Jones, English philologist (d. 1794)
  • 1792
    Johann Georg Hiedler, Grandfather of Adolf Hitler (d. 1857)
  • 1803
    Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • 1809
    Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (d. 1899)
  • 1819
    Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol, Catalan intellectual, artist and engineer, inventor of the first combustion engine-driven submarine, which was propelled by an early form of air-independent propulsion (d. 1885).
  • 1821
    Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1823
    Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1824
    Francis Turner Palgrave, British critic and poet (d. 1897)
  • 1835
    Sai Baba of Shirdi (d. 1918)
  • 1836
    Thomas Crapper, English inventor (d. 1910)
  • 1841
    Georges Clemenceau, French politician (d. 1929)
  • 1852
    Henri Moissan, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1856
    Kate Douglas Wiggin, American children’s author (d. 1923)
  • 1860
    Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist, discovered the Gamma rays (d. 1934)
  • 1861
    Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1867
    Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1881
    Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (d. 1950)
  • 1887
    Avery Brundage, American athlete and sports official (d. 1975)
  • 1889
    Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1891
    Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
  • 1893
    Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer and dramatist (d. 1984)
  • 1898
    Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1899
    Alice de Janzé, American heiress (d. 1941)
  • 1900
    Joe Falcon, Cajun accordion player (d. 1965)
  • 1901
    Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)
  • 1901
    William S. Paley, American radio and television executive (d. 1990)
  • 1905
    Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)
  • 1907
    Bhagat Singh, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1931)
  • 1907
    Heikki Savolainen, Finnish gymnast (d. 1997)
  • 1909
    Al Capp, American cartoonist (d. 1979)
  • 1910
    Diosdado Macapagal, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)
  • 1910
    Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino politician and resistance leader (d. 1942)
  • 1913
    Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Ethel Rosenberg, Soviet spy, (d. 1953)
  • 1916
    Olga Lepeshinskaya, Soviet ballerina (d. 2008)
  • 1916
    Peter Finch, English-born actor (d. 1977)
  • 1918
    Ángel Labruna, Argentinian football player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1918
    Arnold Stang, American comic actor (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Doris Singleton, American actress
  • 1923
    John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Tuli Kupferberg, American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    William Windom, American actor
  • 1924
    Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Rudolf Barshai, Soviet/Russian conductor and violist (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Cromwell Everson, South African composer (d. 1991)
  • 1925
    Frank Latimore, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1925
    Seymour Cray, American computer scientist (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Jerry Clower, American comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1928
    Koko Taylor, American blues musician, popularly known as the “Queen of the Blues” (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
  • 1930
    Immanuel Wallerstein, American sociologist
  • 1932
    Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
  • 1933
    Johnny “Country” Mathis, American country singer (d. 2011)
  • 1933
    Miguel Berrocal, sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1934
    Brigitte Bardot, French actress
  • 1934
    Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
  • 1935
    Heather Sears, British actress (d. 1994)
  • 1935
    Ronald Lacey, British actor (d. 1991)
  • 1936
    Emmett Chapman, jazz musician best known as the inventor of the Chapman Stick
  • 1937
    Alice Mahon, English politician and labor leader
  • 1937
    Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Ben E. King, American r&b singer
  • 1939
    Elbridge Bryant, American tenor singer, one of the founding members of Motown singing group The Temptations (d. 1975)
  • 1939
    Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
  • 1939
    Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1941
    Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • 1942
    Edward “Little Buster” Forehand, soul and blues musician (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Marshall Bell, American actor
  • 1942
    Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • 1942
    Tim Maia, Brazilian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1943
    J. T. Walsh, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1943
    Nick St. Nicholas, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf)
  • 1943
    Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1945
    Fusako Shigenobu, Japanese Red Army Founder
  • 1945
    Manolis Rasoulis, Greek lyricist (d. 2011)
  • 1945
    Marielle Goitschel, French alpine skier
  • 1946
    Helen Shapiro, English singer
  • 1946
    Jeffrey Jones, American actor
  • 1947
    Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947
    Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1948
    Panagiotis Adraktas, Greek politician
  • 1949
    Jim Henshaw, Canadian actor and writer
  • 1950
    John Sayles, American director and screenwriter
  • 1950
    Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1951
    Norton Buffalo, singer-songwriter, country and blues harmonica player, record producer (d. 2009)
  • 1951
    Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1952
    Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou, Greek basketball coach
  • 1952
    Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress
  • 1954
    George Lynch, American musician (Dokken)
  • 1954
    Steve Largent, American football player and U.S. Congressman
  • 1955
    Kenny Kirkland, piano & keyboard player, member of Buckshot LeFonque (d. 1998)
  • 1955
    Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1957
    C. J. Chenier, Zydeco musician
  • 1959
    Dantes Tsitsi, Nauruan politician
  • 1959
    Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 1959
    Steve Hytner, American actor
  • 1960
    Frank Hammerschlag, German footballer
  • 1960
    Jennifer Rush, American pop singer
  • 1961
    Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962
    Chuck Taylor, American music journalist
  • 1962
    Dietmar Schacht, German footballer
  • 1962
    Grant Fuhr, Canadian hockey player
  • 1963
    Greg Weisman, American writer and animation producer.
  • 1963
    Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
  • 1964
    Claudio Borghi, Argentine football manager (Colo-Colo)
  • 1964
    Gregor Fisken, British racing driver and businessman
  • 1964
    Janeane Garofalo, American actress and comedian
  • 1964
    Laura Cerón, American actress
  • 1964
    Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • 1966
    Ginger Fish, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • 1966
    Leilani Sarelle, American Actress
  • 1966
    Maria Canals Barrera, American actress, singer
  • 1966
    Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • 1967
    Mira Sorvino, American actress
  • 1967
    Moon Unit Zappa, American singer and actress
  • 1968
    Mika Häkkinen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1968
    Naomi Watts, English-born Australian actress
  • 1968
    Rob Moroso, American NASCAR driver (d. 1990)
  • 1969
    Éric Lapointe, Canadian singer
  • 1969
    Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1969
    Marcel Dost, Dutch decathlete
  • 1969
    Mark Everett, American fugitive (d. 2008)
  • 1969
    Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
  • 1970
    Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1970
    Kimiko Date Krumm, Japanese tennis player
  • 1970
    Mike DeJean, American baseball player
  • 1971
    A. J. Croce, American singer-songwriter and piano player
  • 1971
    Alan Wright, English footballer
  • 1971
    Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1973
    Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1974
    John Light, English actor
  • 1974
    Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • 1974
    Marco Di Loreto, Italian footballer
  • 1974
    Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • 1974
    Shane Webcke, Australian rugby player
  • 1975
    Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • 1975
    Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer
  • 1976
    Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1976
    Timo Hampf, German footballer
  • 1977
    Ireneusz Marcinkowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977
    Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer
  • 1978
    Bushido, German rapper
  • 1979
    Bam Margera, American skateboarder
  • 1981
    Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress
  • 1981
    Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1981
    Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1981
    José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
  • 1981
    Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
  • 1982
    Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 1982
    Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer
  • 1982
    Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1982
    Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Nolwenn Leroy, French singer
  • 1982
    Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1982
    Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    St. Vincent, American multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter
  • 1983
    John Schwalger, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1983
    Stefan Moore, English footballer
  • 1984
    Mathieu Valbuena, French footballer
  • 1984
    Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1984
    Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Alina Ibragimova, Russian violinist
  • 1985
    Shindong, Korean Singer (Super Junior)
  • 1986
    Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • 1987
    Chloë Hanslip, English violinist
  • 1987
    Hilary Duff, American actress and singer
  • 1988
    Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
  • 1988
    Esmée Denters, Dutch singer
  • 1988
    Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1989
    Mark Randall, English footballer
  • 1990
    Kirsten Prout, Canadian actress
  • 1992
    Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress
  • 2000
    Frankie Jonas, American actor

Who Died On September 28?

  • 48 BC
    Pompey the Great, Roman general and politician (b. 106 BC)
  • 876
    Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  • 935
    Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
  • 1104
    Pedro I, king of Aragon and Navarre (b. 1068)
  • 1197
    Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1165)
  • 1429
    Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
  • 1582
    George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  • 1618
    Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1687
    Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
  • 1694
    Gabriel Mouton, French scientist (b. 1618)
  • 1702
    Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, English statesman (b. 1640)
  • 1742
    Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • 1781
    William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1829
    Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, Russian general (b. 1771)
  • 1844
    Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1873
    Émile Gaboriau, French writer and journalist (b. 1832)
  • 1891
    Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
  • 1895
    Louis Pasteur, French scientist (b. 1822)
  • 1914
    Richard Sears, American businessman (b. 1863)
  • 1915
    Saitō Hajime, Japanese samurai (b. 1844)
  • 1918
    Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • 1918
    Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1935
    William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1938
    Charles Duryea, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1861)
  • 1943
    Sam Ruben, American chemist (b. 1913)
  • 1949
    Chrysanthus, Greek orthodox Archbishop of Athens (b. 1881)
  • 1953
    Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (b. 1889)
  • 1956
    William Edward Boeing, American aviation manufacturer (b. 1881)
  • 1957
    Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (b. 1888)
  • 1959
    Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1964
    Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1966
    André Breton, French poet (b. 1896)
  • 1970
    Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian statesman (b. 1918)
  • 1970
    John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896)
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul I (b. 1912)
  • 1979
    John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist (b. 1921)
  • 1981
    Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan politician (b. 1908)
  • 1982
    Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1989
    Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991
    Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926)
  • 1993
    Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • 1993
    Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1993
    Peter De Vries, American novelist (b. 1910)
  • 1994
    Harry Saltzman, American film producer (b. 1915)
  • 1994
    José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1996
    Mohammad Najibullah, Afghanistani president (b. 1947)
  • 1999
    Escott Reid, Canadian diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 2000
    Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman, politician, and sports executive (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    Patsy Mink, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2004
    Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    René Desmaison, French mountaineer (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Wally Parks, American car racing executive (b. 1913)
  • 2009
    Guillermo Endara, Panamanian politician (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Kurt Albert, German mountaineer (b. 1954)

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