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 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.
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)
- 37Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
- 1920Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
- 1930Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
- 1939Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
- 1941World 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.
- 1946Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
- 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.
- 2000Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
- 2005The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
Who were born on March 28?
- 1613Empress Xiaozhuangwen of the Qing Dynasty (d. 1688)
- 1944Rick Barry, American basketball player
- 1948Jayne Ann Krentz, American novelist
- 1950Claudio Lolli, Italian singer-songwriter
- 1956Susan Ershler, American mountaineer
- 1971Mr. Cheeks, American rapper
- 1980Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
- 1984Ol Drake, English guitarist (Evile)
- 1986Yoon Joon-Soo, South Korean footballer
- 1992Liam Hess, British actor
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