April 28: Day of the Week
April 28, 2023 is the 118th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1192Assassination 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.
- 1253Nichiren, 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.
- 1611Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
- 1950Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
- 1952Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
- 1975General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
- 1994Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
- 1996In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
- 2001Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
- 2008A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.
Who were born on April 28?
- 1819Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
- 1874Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
- 1930James Baker, American politician
- 1943Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
- 1944Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
- 1961Anna Oxa, Italian singer
- 1965Steven Blum, American voice actor
- 1970Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1979Scott Fujita, American football player
- 1982Nikki Grahame, English television personality
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