October 28: Day of the Week
October 28, 2020 is the 302nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1516Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
- 1531Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad’s control.
- 1893Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
- 1918A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
- 1918World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
- 1922March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
- 1928Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
- 1942The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
- 1971Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
- 2006The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1839Edward P. Allen, American politician (d. 1909)
- 1907John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
- 1912Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
- 1928Iry LeJeune, American musician (d. 1955)
- 1932Spyros Kyprianou, Cyprian politician (d. 2002)
- 1937Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
- 1953Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
- 1963Lauren Holly, American actress
- 1967Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director
- 1987Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter
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