June 28: Day of the Week
June 28, 2018 was the 179th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 186 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 28: This 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.
June 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1098Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
- 1519Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
- 1838Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
- 1883In Milan in Italy inaugurated the first central European electricity power station.
- 1895El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
- 1914Franz 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.
- 1922The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
- 1976The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
- 1978The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
Who were born on June 28?
- 1900Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
- 1926Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
- 1927Corelli Barnett, British military historian
- 1936Chuck Howley, American football player
- 1940Renato Pagliari, Italian-born British singer in Renee and Renato (d. 2009)
- 1946Gilda Radner, American comedienne (d. 1989)
- 1957Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1967Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
- 1969Danielle Brisebois, American actress
- 1994Madeline Duggan, English actress
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