On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 2006

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.

Famous Deaths

  • Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), dies of heart disease at 86

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, dies at 52