October 28 Holidays, Events & Observances

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October 28 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 28, national days in October 28. Some major October 28 national day and International holidays list in October calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of October 28 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in October 28, notable events, national days in October 28, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 28 annually.

Here we go:   

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day. 
October 28 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 282, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here


October 28 National and Special Days

Major October 28 Holidays / National Day

October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 64 days remain until the end of the year.

Pre-1600

  • 97 – Roman emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 306 – Maxentius is proclaimed Roman emperor.
  • 312 – Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman emperor in the West.
  • 969 – The Byzantine Empire recovers Antioch from Arab rule.
  • 1344 – The lower town of Smyrna is captured by Crusaders in response to Aydınid piracy.
  • 1420 – Beijing is officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty when the Forbidden City is completed.
  • 1449 – Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
  • 1453 – Ladislaus the Posthumous is crowned king of Bohemia in Prague.
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World, surmissing that it is Japan.
  • 1516 – Second Ottoman–Mamluk War: Mamluks fail to stop the Ottoman advance towards Egypt at the Battle of Yaunis Khan.
  • 1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1531 – Abyssinian–Adal war: The Adal Sultanate seizes southern Ethiopia.
  • 1538 – The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino is founded in what is now the Dominican Republic.

1601-1900

  • 1628 – French Wars of Religion: The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots after fourteen months.
  • 1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college, which would later become Harvard University.
  • 1664 – The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • 1707 – The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan.
  • 1726 – The novel Gulliver’s Travels is published.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: British troops attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Continental Army.
  • 1834 – The Pinjarra massacre occurs in the Swan River Colony. An estimated 30 Noongar people are killed by British colonists.
  • 1835 – The United Tribes of New Zealand are established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: A Union attack on the Confederate capital Richmond is repulsed.
  • 1886 – US president Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 1891 – The Mino–Owari earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japan’s history.
  • 1893 – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique receives its première performance only nine days before the composer’s death.

1901-present

  • 1918 – World War I: A new Polish government in western Galicia is established, triggering the Polish–Ukrainian War.
  • 1918 – World War I: Czech politicians peacefully take over the city of Prague, thus establishing the First Czechoslovak Republic.
  • 1919 – The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
  • 1922 – Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1928 – The “Indonesia Raya”, now the national anthem, is first played during the Second Indonesian Youth Congress.
  • 1940 – World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania a few hours later.
  • 1942 – The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada.
  • 1948 – Paul Hermann Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 1949 – An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 people on board.
  • 1956 – Hungarian Revolution: A de facto ceasefire comes into effect between armed revolutionaries and Soviet troops, who begin to withdraw from Budapest. Communist officials and facilities come under attack by revolutionaries.
  • 1958 – John XXIII is elected Pope.
  • 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.
  • 1965 – Pope Paul VI promulgates Nostra aetate, by which the Church officially recognizes the legitimacy of non-Christian faiths.
  • 1971 – Prospero becomes the only British satellite to be launched by a British rocket.
  • 1982 – The Spanish general election begins fourteen years of rule by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party.
  • 1990 – Georgia holds its only free election under Soviet rule.
  • 1995 – The Baku Metro fire sees 289 people killed and 270 injured.
  • 2005 – I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is indicted due to his involvement in the Plame affair.
  • 2006 – A funeral service takes place at the Bykivnia graves for those Ukrainians who were killed by the Soviet secret police.
  • 2007 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first directly elected female President of Argentina.
  • 2009 – The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
  • 2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its short-lived Constellation program.
  • 2013 – Five people are killed and 38 are injured after a car crashes into barriers at the Tiananmen Square in China.
  • 2014 – A rocket carrying NASA’s Cygnus CRS Orb-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station explodes seconds after taking off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.
  • 2018 – Jair Messias Bolsonaro is elected president of Brazil with 57 million votes. Worker’s Party, Fernando Haddad is the runner up. It is the first time in 16 years, the Worker’s Party is not elected president.
Dont Miss!   October 1 Holidays, Events & Observances
  • 1017 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
  • 1466 – Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (d. 1536)
  • 1479 – John Gage, English courtier (d. 1556)
  • 1510 – Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1572)
  • 1550 – Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (d. 1568)
  • 1585 – Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop and theologian (d. 1638)
  • 1599 – Marie of the Incarnation, foundress of the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec (d. 1672)
  • 1610 – Jacob Kettler, German noble (d. 1682)
  • 1667 – Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen consort of Spain
  • 1690 – Peter Tordenskjold, Norwegian admiral (d. 1720)
  • 1693 – Šimon Brixi, Czech composer (d. 1735)
  • 1696 – Maurice de Saxe, French general (d. 1750)
  • 1703 – Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1768)
  • 1718 – Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, astronomer, and explorer (d. 1793)
  • 1733 – Franz Ignaz von Beecke, German composer (d. 1803)
  • 1754 – John Laurens, American soldier (d. 1782)
  • 1767 – Marie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1852)
  • 1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American businessman, founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
  • 1794 – Robert Liston, Scottish surgeon (d. 1847)
  • 1804 – Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 1849)
  • 1815 – Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak philologist and politician (d. 1856)
  • 1816 – Malwida von Meysenbug, German writer (d. 1903)
  • 1837 – Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1913)
  • 1839 – Edward P. Allen, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1909)
  • 1845 – Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (d. 1888)
  • 1846 – Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (d. 1935)
  • 1854 – Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
  • 1860 – Kanō Jigorō, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)
  • 1864 – Adolfo Camarillo, Mexican-American rancher and philanthropist (d. 1958)
  • 1867 – Sister Niva, Irish-Indian nurse, author, and educator (d. 1911)
  • 1875 – Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, Turkish-Canadian journalist (d. 1966)
  • 1877 – Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)
  • 1879 – Channing H. Cox, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1880 – Wilhelm Anderson, Belarusian-Estonian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1940)
  • 1880 – Billy Wedlock, English footballer (d. 1965)
  • 1881 – Vin Coutie, Australian footballer (d. 1951)
  • 1884 – William Douglas Cook, New Zealand horticulturalist, founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum (d. 1967)
  • 1885 – Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
  • 1886 – Noel Macklin, English soldier and engineer (d. 1946)
  • 1888 – Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (d. 1964)
  • 1889 – Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress and singer (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – Dink Johnson, American pianist, drummer, and clarinet player (d. 1954)
  • 1893 – Christopher Kelk Ingold, British chemist (d. 1970)
  • 1896 – Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
  • 1897 – Hans Speidel, German general (d. 1984)
  • 1901 – Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)
  • 1902 – Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – John Chamberlain, American historian, journalist, and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1903 – Evelyn Waugh, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1966)
  • 1904 – George Dangerfield, English-American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
  • 1905 – Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest, Dutch mathematician (d. 1984)
  • 1907 – John Hewitt, Irish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)
  • 1908 – Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (d. 1995)
  • 1909 – Francis Bacon, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
  • 1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
  • 1914 – Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Pearl Hackney, English actress (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – Jack Soo, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1919 – Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 1919 – Hans Klenk, German race car driver (d. 2009)
  • 1921 – Azumafuji Kin’ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (d. 1973)
  • 1922 – Gershon Kingsley, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
  • 1922 – Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – John Connell, American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Antonio Creus, Spanish race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Peddibhotla Suryakantam, Telugu actress (d. 1994)
  • 1925 – Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bahamian-Scottish poet, sculptor, and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Cleo Laine, English singer and actress
  • 1928 – Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general (d. 2021)
  • 1928 – William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers of Quarry Bank, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1929 – Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1929 – Virginia Held, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1929 – John Hollander, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Joan Plowright, English actress
  • 1930 – Bernie Ecclestone, English businessman
  • 1931 – Harold Battiste, American saxophonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (d. 2002)
  • 1932 – Suzy Parker, American model and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1933 – Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1933 – Michael Noakes, English painter and illustrator (d. 2018)
  • 1934 – Charles A. Gargano, American diplomat, businessman and government official
  • 1935 – Alan Clarke, English director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1936 – Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist (d. 2020)
  • 1936 – Ted Hawkins, American soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1937 – Graham Bond, English keyboard player, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1937 – Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
  • 1938 – Keigo Abe, Japanese martial artist and coach
  • 1938 – Kenneth Best, Liberian journalist, founded The Daily Observer
  • 1938 – Howard Blake, English composer and conductor
  • 1938 – Dave Budd, American basketball player
  • 1938 – Gary Cowan, Canadian golfer
  • 1938 – David Dimbleby, English journalist
  • 1938 – Anne Perry, English author
  • 1939 – Jane Alexander, American actress and producer
  • 1939 – Andy Bey, American singer and pianist
  • 1939 – Miroslav Cerar, Slovenian gymnast and lawyer
  • 1939 – Curtis Lee, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Susan Harris, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1941 – Hank Marvin, English singer and guitarist
  • 1942 – Terence Donovan, English-Australian actor
  • 1942 – Abdelkader Fréha, Algerian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
  • 1942 – Gillian Lovegrove, English computer scientist and academic
  • 1943 – Jimmy McRae, Scottish race car driver
  • 1943 – Karalyn Patterson, English psychologist and academic
  • 1944 – Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)
  • 1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor
  • 1944 – Anton Schlecker, German businessman, founded the Schlecker Company
  • 1945 – Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2015)
  • 1945 – Wayne Fontana, English pop singer (d. 2020)
  • 1945 – Don Iverson, American golfer
  • 1946 – John Hewson, Australian economist and politician
  • 1946 – Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1946 – Sharon Thesen, Canadian poet and academic
  • 1948 – Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress
  • 1949 – Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress
  • 1950 – Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian journalist and activist
  • 1950 – Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • 1951 – Peter Hitchens, English journalist and author
  • 1951 – Joe R. Lansdale, American martial artist and author
  • 1952 – Annie Potts, American actress
  • 1953 – Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman
  • 1955 – Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft
  • 1955 – Indra Nooyi, Indian-American businesswoman
  • 1956 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian engineer and politician, 6th President of Iran
  • 1956 – Volker Zotz, Austrian philosopher, scholar, and author
  • 1957 – Marian Bell, English economist and academic
  • 1957 – Stephen Morris, English drummer
  • 1957 – Zach Wamp, American businessman and politician
  • 1958 – Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1958 – Ashok Chavan, Indian businessman and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • 1958 – William Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – James Keelaghan, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1959 – Toshio Masuda, Japanese composer
  • 1959 – Randy Wittman, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1962 – Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • 1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress
  • 1963 – Sheryl Underwood, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
  • 1964 – Andrew Bridgen, English soldier and politician
  • 1964 – Peter Coyne, Australian rugby league player
  • 1965 – Jami Gertz, American actress
  • 1965 – David Warburton, English composer, businessman, and politician
  • 1965 – Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballerina
  • 1966 – Steve Atwater, American football player
  • 1966 – Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report
  • 1966 – Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs
  • 1967 – Kevin Macdonald, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress and producer
  • 1967 – John Romero, American video game designer, co-founded Id Software
  • 1968 – Chris Broussard, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Marc Lièvremont, French rugby player and coach
  • 1968 – Mayumi Ozaki, Japanese wrestler
  • 1969 – Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican-American screenwriter and producer
  • 1969 – Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Noriyoshi Omichi, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Greg Eagles, American voice actor and producer
  • 1970 – Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino politician and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
  • 1971 – Roxana Briban, Romanian soprano and actress (d. 2010)
  • 1971 – Caroline Dinenage, English businesswoman and politician
  • 1972 – Terrell Davis, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1972 – Trista Sutter, American reality star
  • 1973 – Montel Vontavious Porter, American wrestler and actor
  • 1973 – Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Braden Looper, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer
  • 1974 – Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer and coach
  • 1974 – Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and singer, Miss Universe 1993
  • 1976 – Keiron Cunningham, British rugby league player and coach
  • 1976 – Martin Lepa, Estonian footballer
  • 1976 – Simone Loria, Italian footballer
  • 1978 – Justin Guarini, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1979 – Natina Reed, American rapper and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1979 – Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer
  • 1979 – Jawed Karim, American computer scientist
  • 1980 – Christy Hemme, American wrestler and ring announcer
  • 1980 – Agnes Obel, Danish singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1980 – Alan Smith, English footballer and coach
  • 1981 – Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1981 – Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • 1981 – Shane Gore, English footballer
  • 1981 – Nate McLouth, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Nick Montgomery, English-Scottish footballer
  • 1982 – Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Enver Jääger, Estonian footballer
  • 1982 – Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Hironori Saruta, Japanese footballer
  • 1982 – Matt Smith, English actor and director
  • 1983 – Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Kayo Noro, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1983 – Joe Thomas, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984 – Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
  • 1984 – Finn Wittrock, American actor
  • 1985 – Tyrone Barnett, English footballer
  • 1985 – Anthony Fantano, American music critic
  • 1986 – Anthony Griffith, English footballer
  • 1986 – Aki Toyosaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1987 – Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Edd Gould, English cartoonist and animator (d. 2012)
  • 1988 – Jamie xx, English musician, DJ, record producer and remixer
  • 1989 – Camille Muffat, French swimmer (d. 2015)
  • 1991 – Lucy Bronze, English footballer
  • 1992 – Maria Sergejeva, Estonian figure skater
  • 1995 – Glen Kamara, Finnish footballer
  • 1996 – Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress
  • 1996 – Jack Eichel, American ice hockey player
  • 1996 – Una Raymond-Hoey, Irish cricketer
  • 1997 – Taylor Fritz, American tennis player
  • 1997 – Georgia Godwin, Australian artistic gymnast
  • 1998 – Nolan Gould, American actor
Dont Miss!   October 18 Holidays, Events & Observances
  • 312 – Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. 278)
  • 457 – Ibas of Edessa, Syrian bishop
  • 816 – Beggo, count of Toulouse and Paris
  • 875 – Remigius of Lyon, Frankish archbishop
  • 1138 – King Bolesław III Wrymouth of Poland
  • 1225 – Jien, Japanese monk, historian, and poet (b. 1155)
  • 1266 – Saint Arsenije I Sremac
  • 1310 – Ecumenical Patriarch Athanasius I of Constantinople (b. 1230)
  • 1312 – Elizabeth of Carinthia, Queen of Germany (b. 1262)
  • 1412 – Margaret I of Denmark (b. 1353)
  • 1468 – Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (b. 1425)
  • 1568 – Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shōgun (b. 1539)
  • 1592 – Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Flemish diplomat
  • 1594 – Ōkubo Tadayo, Japanese general (b. 1532)
  • 1627 – Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1569)
  • 1639 – Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (b. 1587)
  • 1646 – William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  • 1661 – Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish priest and playwright (b. 1618)
  • 1676 – Jean Desmarets, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1595)
  • 1703 – John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (b. 1616)
  • 1704 – John Locke, English physician and philosopher (b. 1632)
  • 1708 – Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653)
  • 1716 – Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
  • 1740 – Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
  • 1754 – Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 1755 – Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
  • 1763 – Heinrich von Brühl, German general and politician (b. 1700)
  • 1768 – Michel Blavet, French flute player and composer (b. 1700)
  • 1787 – Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (b. 1735)
  • 1792 – Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (b. 1710)
  • 1792 – John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (b. 1724)
  • 1800 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (b. 1727)
  • 1806 – Charlotte Turner Smith, English poet and author (b. 1749)
  • 1818 – Abigail Adams, American writer and second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  • 1841 – Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1792)
  • 1857 – Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, French general and politician, 26th Prime Minister of France (b. 1802)
  • 1877 – Robert Swinhoe, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1835)
  • 1879 – Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French economist and politician (b. 1799)
  • 1899 – Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American engineer, invented the Linotype machine (b. 1854)
  • 1900 – Max Müller, German philologist and orientalist (b. 1823)
  • 1914 – Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (b. 1850)
  • 1916 – Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)
  • 1916 – Oswald Boelcke, German WWI flying ace (b. 1891)
  • 1917 – Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1831)
  • 1917 – Dimitrios Votsis, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1841)
  • 1918 – Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (b. 1845)
  • 1929 – Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • 1936 – Newton Moore, Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1870)
  • 1939 – Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1941 – Filipp Goloshchyokin, Soviet politician (b. 1876)
  • 1945 – Kesago Nakajima, Japanese general (b. 1881)
  • 1952 – Billy Hughes, English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • 1957 – Ernst Gräfenberg, German-American physician and gynecologist (b. 1881)
  • 1959 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier (b. 1932)
  • 1963 – Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1882)
  • 1965 – Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (b. 1882)
  • 1969 – Constance Dowling, American model and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1970 – Baby Huey, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1973 – Taha Hussein, Egyptian historian, author, and academic (b. 1889)
  • 1973 – Sergio Tofano, Italian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1883)
  • 1975 – Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (b. 1894)
  • 1975 – Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1932)
  • 1978 – Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • 1983 – Otto Messmer, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1986 – John Braine, English author (b. 1922)
  • 1987 – André Masson, French soldier and painter (b. 1896)
  • 1989 – Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1898)
  • 1993 – Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (b. 1922)
  • 1997 – Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Ted Hughes, English poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 1999 – Antonios Katinaris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2000 – Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
  • 2001 – Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1910)
  • 2002 – Margaret Booth, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1898)
  • 2002 – Erling Persson, Swedish businessman, founded H&M (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Sally Baldwin, Scottish social sciences professor (b. 1940)
  • 2004 – Eugene K. Bird, American colonel and author, US Commandant of Spandau Prison (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Bob Broeg, American soldier and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Raymond Hains, French photographer (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • 2005 – Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (b. 1954)
  • 2006 – Marijohn Wilkin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – Taylor Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1990)
  • 2010 – Liang Congjie, Chinese historian and activist, founded Friends of Nature (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2010 – Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and educator (b. 1934)
  • 2011 – Tom Addington, English soldier (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Gordon Bilney, Australian dentist and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – John Cheffers, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Jack Dellal, English businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Aleksandar Tijanić, Serbian journalist (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – Rajendra Yadav, Indian author (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (b. 1937)
  • 2018 – Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985)
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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abdias of Babylon
    • Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Eadsige
    • Faro
    • Fidelis of Como (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Firmilian
    • Godwin of Stavelot
    • Job of Pochayiv (repose) (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • The Apostles Simon and Jude (Western Christianity)
    • Lord of Miracles (Lima)
    • October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the Establishment of an Independent Czecho-Slovak State, celebrates the independence of Czechoslovakia from Austria-Hungary in 1918. (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • International Animation Day (ASIFA)
  • Ohi Day (Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities), a national day in Greece.
  • Prefectural Earthquake Disaster Prevention Day (Gifu Prefecture)
  • Youth Pledge Day or Hari Sumpah Pemuda (Indonesia)
  • Anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis, celebrating the liberation from Nazi German troops of the territory of current Ukraine

October 28 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of October (October 28 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic October 28 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

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