On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 2017

Historical Events

  • Britain introduces 1st new pound coin in 30 years with secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting
  • Cyclone Debbie strikes north east Queensland coast as a category 4 storm
  • US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, dies at 87
  • Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), dies at 72
  • Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), dies at 87
2017 Highlights

About March 28, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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