Holidays Calendar for March 28, 2016

On the fourth Monday in March, the citizens of Christmas Island observe Labor Day. It is an annual public holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers.

Easter Monday in Western Christianity Religious Holidays , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. This holiday is celebrated by Catholics and Easter Christians.


March 28 is Day of the National Security Service Officers in Azerbaijan. This professional holiday was established in 1997 by President Heydar Aliyev.

The teachers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia accept congratulations on their professional holiday on March 28. Teachers' Day in these countries marks the birth anniversary of John Amos Comenius, an outstanding Czech pedagogue, theologist, and philosopher.

March 28 is Serf Emancipation Day in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. This holiday has been celebrated annually since 2009.

Black Forest cake is German speciality, that is known around the world. Celebrate National Black Forest Cake Day on March 28 with a big piece of this cake.

This Day in History

  • 2005 A powerful earthquake occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, killing approximately 1300 people, mostly on the island of Nias.
  • 1990 Jesse Owens, an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1987 Died: Maria von Trapp, the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Her memoir inspired a famous musical The Sound of Music.
  • 1986 Born: Lady Gaga (stage name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), American singer, songwriter, and activist noted for her flamboyant performances and music videos.
  • 1983 Died: Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer. After the WWII, she took over the Herz jewelry house and renamed it Herz-Belperron.
  • 1982 Died: William Giauque, American chemist who was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his contributions to chemical thermodynamics.
  • 1981 Born: Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor best known for playing Ianto Jones on the Doctor Who spin-off, sci-fi television series Torchwood.
  • 1979 The British House of Commons passed a vote of no confidence against the Labour government of James Callaghan. The vote was brought by Margaret Thatcher.
  • 1979 A partial nuclear meltdown occurred in one of the two Three Mile Island nuclear reactors. It as the worst accident in US commercial nuclear power plant history.
  • 1972 Born: Nick Frost, English actor, comedian and screenwriter best known for working in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy along with Simon Pegg.
  • 1970 Born: Vince Vaughn, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and activist known for his roles in the films Wedding Crashers, Starsky & Hutch, The Internship etc.
  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel laureate Giorgos Seferis made a statement on the BBC World Service opposing the Greek military junta (Regime of the Colonels).
  • 1969 Died: Dwight D. Eisenhower, American politician, statesman and military leader who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
  • 1968 Brazilian teenage student Edson Luís de Lima Souto was killed by the military police after a confrontation in a restaurant in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1958 Died: Marc Chagall, Russia and French artist who is sometimes referred to as the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century.
  • 1953 Died: Jim Thorpe, American athlete who won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 decathlon and pentathlon. He also played basketball and American football.
  • 1944 Died: Stephen Leacock, Canadian author, humorist, teacher, and political scientist who is known for his light humor along with criticisms of people's follies.
  • 1942 The Royal Navy and British Commandos undertook the St Nazaire Raid, also known as Operation Chariot, during the Second World War.
  • 1941 Died: Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, critic, and publisher whose best known works include Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse.
  • 1939 A three-year siege of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War ended. The city fell to the nationalist troops led by General Francisco Franco.
  • 1930 Born: Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist who as awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Richard Taylor and Henry Kendall.
  • 1928 Died: Nathan Stubblefield, American inventor who is best known for the invention of wireless telephony, or wireless transmission of the human voice.
  • 1910 Born: Ingrid of Sweden, Queen consort of Denmark from 1947 to 1972 as the wife of King Frederick IX. She married crown prince of Denmark in 1935.
  • 1892 Born: Corneille Jean François Heymans, Flemish physiologist who was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1881 Died: Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer of the Romantic period who belonged to the group The Five, also known as The Mighty Handful.
  • 1868 Born: Maxim Gorky (pen name of Alexei Peshkov), Russian and Soviet writer and dramatist who founded the Socialist realism literary method.
  • 1802 German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovered asteroid 2 Pallas, the second asteroid to have been discovered (after Ceres in 1801).
  • 1750 Born: Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan revolutionary and politician who served as the 3rd President of the First Republic of Venezuela.
  • 1592 Born: John Amos Comenius, Czech teacher, educator, writer, and philosopher who is considered to be the father of modern education.
  • 1566 Jean Parisot de Valette laid the cornerstone of the city of Valletta, the capital of Malta. The stone was placed in Our Lady of Victories Church.