On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 2013

Historical Events

  • 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
  • 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University
  • Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF

Historic Event

Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), dies of luekemia at 70
  • Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Soraya JimĂ©nez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
2013 Highlights

About March 28, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries