On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1596

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrancis Drake

Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake

1596 Highlights

About January 28, 1596

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 425 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius