March 28, 2023 was the 87th day of the year 2023 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
March 28 Historical Event(s)
Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal’s history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill’s Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested.
Who were born on March 28?
Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
Buck Shaw, American football coach (d. 1977)
Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
Jim Turner, American pro football player
Vince Vaughn, American actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
Patrick Mayer, German footballer
Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
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