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Thursday 28 March 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

March 28 Events

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Holidays and observances

  • Commemoration of Sen no Rikyū (Schools of Japanese tea ceremony)
  • National Black Forest Cake Day in USA
  • Weed Appreciation Day

Events

  • 2006 – Massive protests are mounted against France's First Employment Contract law, meant to reduce youth unemployment.
  • 2003 – In a friendly fire incident, two American A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing one soldier.
  • 1990 – United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 1951 – First Indochina War: In the Battle of Mạo Khê, French Union forces, led by World War II hero Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, inflict a defeat on Việt Minh forces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
  • 1946 – Cold War: The United States Department of State releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airliner lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
  • 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: In the Battle of Glorieta Pass, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of the New Mexico Territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1842 – First concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, founded by Otto Nicolai.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: In the Battle of Valparaíso, two American naval vessels are captured by two Royal Navy vessels of equal strength.
  • 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever to be discovered.

Births

  • 1988 – Ryan Kalish, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Bowe Bergdahl, American sergeant
  • 1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress
  • 1981 – Edwar Ramírez, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress
  • 1980 – Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Lauren Weisberger, American author
  • 1976 – Dave Keuning, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Kate Gosselin, American television personality
  • 1972 – Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator
  • 1970 – Jennifer Weiner, Jewish-American journalist and author
  • 1970 – Vince Vaughn, American actor
  • 1969 – Brett Ratner, American director and producer
  • 1969 – Rodney Atkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Iris Chang, Chinese-American journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1967 – John Ziegler, German-American radio host and director
  • 1966 – Cheryl James, American rapper and actress
  • 1961 – Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Chris Myers, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Bart Conner, American gymnast and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Curt Hennig, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2003)
  • 1957 – Harvey Glance, American sprinter and coach
  • 1956 – Susan Ershler, American mountaineer and author
  • 1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1954 – Donald Brown, American pianist and educator
  • 1949 – Ronnie Ray Smith, American sprinter (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress
  • 1948 – Milan Williams, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
  • 1946 – Henry Paulson, American banker and politician, 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1944 – Ken Howard, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1944 – Rick Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress
  • 1942 – Daniel Dennett, American philosopher and academic
  • 1942 – Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and coach
  • 1942 – Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
  • 1941 – Alf Clausen, American composer and producer
  • 1941 – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, American author and academic
  • 1941 – Jim Turner, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1934 – Lester R. Brown, American environmentalist, founded the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute
  • 1933 – Frank Murkowski, American soldier, banker, and politician, 8th Governor of Alaska
  • 1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930 – Robert Ashley, American soldier and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political activist and analyst; 10th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2017)
  • 1927 – Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Byrd Baylor, American author
  • 1924 – Freddie Bartholomew, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – René Vuaillat, French engineer and inventor
  • 1923 – Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Joey Maxim, American boxer and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Harold Agnew, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Vic Raschi, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
  • 1915 – Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1914 – Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)
  • 1914 – Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Everett Ruess, American explorer, poet, and painter (d. 1934)
  • 1910 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian and art collector (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Jimmie Dodd, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1909 – Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1981)
  • 1907 – Irving Paul Lazar, American lawyer and talent agent (d. 1993)
  • 1906 – Robert Allen, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)
  • 1905 – Pandro S. Berman, American production manager and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1903 – Rudolf Serkin, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1991)
  • 1900 – Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1899 – Buck Shaw, American football player and coach (d. 1977)
  • 1899 – Gussie Busch, American businessman (d. 1989)
  • 1899 – Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973)
  • 1897 – Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
  • 1895 – Ángela Ruiz Robles, Spanish teacher, writer and inventor, pioneer of the electronic book (d. 1975)
  • 1895 – Christian Herter, American politician, 53rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1966)
  • 1895 – Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (d. 1960)
  • 1895 – Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1985)
  • 1893 – Spyros Skouras, Greek-American businessman (d. 1971)
  • 1890 – Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1967)
  • 1881 – Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (d. 1918)
  • 1878 – Abraham Walkowitz, Russian-born American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1873 – John Geiger, American rower (d. 1956)
  • 1842 – William Harvey Carney, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1908)
  • 1836 – Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)
  • 1832 – Henry D. Washburn, American politician, general and explorer (d. 1871)
  • 1819 – Joseph Bazalgette, English architect and engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge and Battersea Bridge (d. 1891)
  • 1818 – Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1811 – John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (d. 1860)
  • 1793 – Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist (d. 1864)

Deaths

  • 2016 – James Noble, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Chuck Brayton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Gene Saks, American actor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Lorenzo Semple, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Art Malone, American race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Bob Teague, American college football star and television news-reporter (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – George E. P. Box, English-American statistician and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Gus Triandos, American baseball player and scout (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Hugh McCracken, American guitarist, harmonica player, and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2010 – June Havoc, American actress, dancer, and director (b. 1912)
  • 2009 – Maurice Jarre, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Charles Schepens, Belgian-American ophthalmologist and author (b. 1912)
  • 1993 – Scott Cunningham, American author (b. 1956)
  • 1987 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1905)
  • 1986 – Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1984 – Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (b. 1914)
  • 1980 – Dick Haymes, Argentinian-American actor and singer (b. 1918)
  • 1976 – Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1974 – Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1905)
  • 1974 – Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1971 – Robert Hunter, American golfer (b. 1886)
  • 1969 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
  • 1965 – Jack Hoxie, American actor (b. 1885)
  • 1958 – W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1873)
  • 1953 – Jim Thorpe, American football player and coach (b. 1887)
  • 1941 – Marcus Hurley, American basketball player and cyclist (b. 1883)
  • 1929 – Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and songwriter (b. 1859)
  • 1923 – Charles Hubbard, American archer (b. 1849)
  • 1917 – Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (b. 1847)
  • 1893 – Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (b. 1824)
  • 1870 – George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • 1866 – Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
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