October 28: Day of the Week
October 28, 2021 is the 301st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1538The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
- 1835The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1928Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
- 1940World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
- 1948Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
- 1965Nostra Aetate, the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions” of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing Innocent III’s 760 year-old declaration.
- 1995289 people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.
- 2007Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
- 2009NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
- 2009The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1889Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
- 1907John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
- 1941Curtis Lee, American singer
- 1943Charo López, Spanish actress
- 1952Annie Potts, American actress
- 1953Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
- 1957Zach Wamp, American politician
- 1974Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and beauty queen
- 1982Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
- 1984Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player
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