March 28: Day of the Week
March 28, 2017 was the 87th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1794Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
- 1802Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
- 1860First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – in New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
- 1889The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
- 1978The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
- 1990President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
- 1994BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
- 2005The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
- 2006At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government’s proposed First Employment Contract law.
Who were born on March 28?
- 1871Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (d. 1951)
- 1893Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
- 1895Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
- 1907Norrey Ford (aka Jill Christian and Christian Walford), British writer (d. 1985)
- 1910Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
- 1930Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1956Susan Ershler, American mountaineer
- 1975Matt Reis, American soccer goalkeeper
- 1980Luke Walton, American basketball player
- 1981Julia Stiles, American actress
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