October 28 Holidays

October 28 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | October 28 Calendar

October Daily Holidays that fall on October 28, include:

  • Champagne Day
  • International Animation Day
  • National Chocolate Day
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day
  • Separation of Church and State Day
  • St. Jude’s Day
  • Statue of Liberty Dedication Day
  • Wild Foods Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 30, are:

  • Disarmament Week – October 24-30
  • International Magic Week – October 25-31
  • National Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week – October 24-31
  • World Origami Days – October 24 – November 11

October 28: Famous Birthdays

  • Oct. 28, 1017 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
  • Oct. 28, 1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American businessman who founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
  • Oct. 28, 1936 – Charlie Daniels, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddle player (The Devil Went Down to Georgia) (d. 2020)
  • Oct. 28, 1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress and producer (Pretty Woman)
  • Oct. 28, 1972 – Brad Paisley, American singer, songwriter and actor

October 28: Historical Events

  • Oct. 28, 1492 – On his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba
  • Oct. 28, 1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct. 28, 1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college that later becomes Harvard University
  • Oct. 28, 1707 – The 1707 Hoei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan
  • Oct. 28, 1726 – Lemuel Gulliver publishes his novel Gulliver’s Travels
  • Oct. 28, 1886 – The Statue of Liberty is dedicated by United States President Grover Cleveland
  • Oct. 28, 1891 – The largest inland earthquake in Japan, the Mino-Owari earthquake is an 8.0
  • Oct. 28, 1918 – The First Czechoslovak Republic is established when Czech politicians peacefully take over the City of Prague during World War I
  • Oct. 28, 1919 – The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act which paves the way for Prohibition to begin the following January
  • Oct. 28, 1942 – The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada
  • Oct. 28, 1962 – Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba after the Cuban Missile Crisis ends
  • Oct. 28, 2018 – Jair Bolsonaro is elected President of Brazil with 57 million votes

October 28: Music Events

  • Oct. 28, 1936 – Charlie Daniels is born Charles Edward Daniels in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Oct. 28, 1957 – New Order drummer Stephen Morris is born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
  • Oct. 28, 1963 – The Beach Boys release “Be True To Your School,” featuring part of the Hawthorne High fight song, where the Wilson brothers went to school.
  • Oct. 28, 1997 – The Flaming Lips release their eighth album, Zaireeka, a four-CD collection designed to play on four separate audio systems at once. Frontman Wayne Coyne notes, “It was and is ‘surround sound’ for the extreme fanatic.”
  • Oct. 28, 2003 – The Strokes follow up their critically acclaimed debut, Is This It, with the album Room On Fire. The title is taken from the single “Reptilia,” which features the lyric: “The room is on fire as she’s fixing her hair.”
  • Oct. 28, 2023 – Impelled by her Eras Tour concert film, Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer,” first released in 2019, goes to #1 in America.
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October 28: Astrological Sign

October 28th falls within the Scorpio astrological sign, which is represented by the Scorpion. Scorpio is a water sign, and is known for its passionate, intense, and mysterious nature. People born under this sign are often determined and ambitious, and are known for their loyalty and resourcefulness.

October Birthstone:

What is the October Birthstone? Pink Tourmaline and Opal

October’s birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal. Tourmaline, the primary birthstone, is rare because it is one of the few gems that can be found in almost every color. Some pink tourmalines have clarity as transparent as diamonds! Opals, on the other hand, are in a class by themselves.

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