On This Day

What Happened on June 28

Important Events

  • 1389 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe
  • 1519 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V
  • 1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
  • 1919 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
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June 28 in Film & TV

  • 1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV

June 28 in Music

June 28 in Sport

  • 1958 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

Did You Know?

Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph "Adolfe" Sax

On June 28, 1846

Would You Believe?

Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon eating a tomato on steps of courthouse in Salem, New Jersey

On June 28, 1820

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 2012 "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage
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