March 28: Day of the Week
March 28, 2021 was the 87th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 193Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
- 1794Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
- 1871The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
- 1889The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
- 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.
- 1990President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
- 1999Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
- 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?
- 1592John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop (d. 1670)
- 1866Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
- 1909Nelson Algren, American writer (d. 1981)
- 1914Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (d. 1997)
- 1915Jay Livingston, American composer and songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1924Freddie Bartholomew, Irish actor (d. 1992)
- 1925Dorothy DeBorba, American child actress (d. 2010)
- 1940Tony Barber, Australian television personality
- 1975Shanna Moakler, American beauty queen and TV personality
- 1979Crystal Cox, American reality television contestant
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