On This Day

What Happened on March 28

Historical Events

  • 364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor
  • 1854 Great Britain and France declare war on Russia, expanding the Crimean War
  • 1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco
  • 1946 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
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Mar 28 in Film & TV

  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Mar 28 in Music

  • 1896 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role

Mar 28 in Sport

  • 1891 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England

Did You Know?

Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara

On March 28, 1930

Would You Believe?

World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia

On March 28, 2017

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
  • 1995 American actress Julia Roberts and American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett divorce after less than 2 years of marriage

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