Holidays Calendar for June 28, 2016

June 28 is Constitution Day in Ukraine. This holiday commemorates anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine on June 28, 1996.

Matariki (Maori New Year) is one of the public holidays in New Zealand. Falling around the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere (between late June and mid July), it was celebrated for the first time on June 24, 2022, although the holiday’s history is much longer than that.

Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day) is one of the most important religious holidays for the Serbs. It’s observed annually on June 15 according to the Julian calendar used by the Serbian Orthodox Church, which corresponds to June 28 in the Gregorian calendar.

International Body Piercing Day is celebrated annually on June 28. It was created to raise awareness of body piercing and the culture associated with it, as well as to promote safe body piercing and proper aftercare.

International LGBT Pride Day, also known as International LGBT+ Pride Day, is observed around the globe on June 28 every year. It commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall riots that are widely regarded as the start of the LGBT rights movement both in the United States and globally.

Media Workers' Day, also known as Journalism Day, is an official professional holiday in Kazakhstan, which has been celebrated on June 28 since 2012. Before that, it used to be known as the Day of Press, Television and Radio and has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

If you know someone who works in logistics, don’t forget to congratulate them on National Logistics Day on June 28. The holiday was established in 2019 to highlight the crucial role of the logistics industry in both national and global economies.

Many countries have special holidays dedicated to mothers, fathers, children and families as a whole. Vietnam also has such holiday, Family Day, which is annually celebrated on June 28.

National Ceviche Day (Día Nacional del Ceviche) is a Peruvian holiday observed annually on June 28. It celebrates one of the most famous dishes of Peruvian cuisine, which is very popular in the Pacific coastal regions of Latin America.

June 28 is Remembrance Day of the Poznań June 1956 in Poland. This national holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Poznań protests, that took place in June, 1956.

2nd Amendment Day is an awareness day observed in some U.S. states to raise awareness of the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Its date varies from state to state; for example, Oklahoma observes 2nd Amendment Day on June 28 and South Carolina on December 15.

June 28 is National Tapioca Day. Tapioca, as a starch and thickening agent, is the main ingredient in gluten-free dishes.

Caps Lock Day (stylized as CAPS LOCK DAY) is an unofficial holiday celebrated twice a year, on June 28 and October 22. On this day, you can type everything in all caps without being afraid to appear rude.

The number π (pi) is probably the best known mathematical constant. It is commonly defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which is approximately equal to 3.14. Much fewer people know about the τ (tau) number. Nevertheless, some mathematicians celebrate Tau Day, which falls on June 28.

National Insurance Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 28. It was created to educate the general public on the importance of insurance and its main types, as well as to encourage people to review their insurance policies.


This Day in History

  • 2016 A terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings, at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Three attackers and forty-five other people were killed, with more than 230 people injured.
  • 2014 Died: Meshach Taylor, American actor, best known for his roles in the sitcoms Designing Women (as Anthony Bouvier) and Dave's World (as Sheldon Baylor).
  • 2012 Died: Richard Isay, American psychiatrist and author. He is best known for pioneering the work that changed the way that psychoanalysis views homosexuality.
  • 2009 President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya was ousted by a local military coup that followed a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Constitution of Honduras.
  • 2001 Slobodan Milošević was extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague to stand trial for charges of war crimes.
  • 1992 Died: Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player, widely regarded as a creative genius and the best attacking player of all time. He holds the records for the first and second longest unbeaten streaks in competitive chess history.
  • 1987 Civilian population of the Iranian town of Sardasht was targeted for a chemical attack by Iraqi warplanes. This was the first such incident in military history.
  • 1985 Died: Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator, known for his series of wordless novels in woodcuts. These novels influenced the development of the graphic novel.
  • 1979 Born: Felicia Day, American actress, singer, writer, and web series creator. She is known for her roles in Eureka, Supernatural, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
  • 1966 Born: John Cusack, American actor. His notable film credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Con Air, Grosse Pointe Blank, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, Runaway Jury, and more.
  • 1950 Seoul was occupied by North Korean troops during the Korean War. In an attempt to slow North Korea's offensive, South Korean forces blew up the Hangang Bridge.
  • 1948 Born: Kathy Bates, American actress. She has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
  • 1946 Born: Robert Asprin, American author of fantasy and science fiction books, best known for his humorous MythAdventures and Phule's Company series.
  • 1943 Born: Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate for the discovery of the integer quantum Hall Effect.
  • 1942 Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue.
  • 1940 Born: Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi economist and academic, Nobel Peace Prize laureate for founding the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
  • 1926 Born: Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, best known as a creator of film farces and parodies. His best known films include Young Frankenstein, History of the World, Part I, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
  • 1926 German industrialists Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merged their two companies, forming Mercedes-Benz.
  • 1919 The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris, officially bringing to an end the fighting between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
  • 1914 Died: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the throne of Austria-Hungary. His assassination in Sarajevo was the most immediate cause of World War I.
  • 1906 Born: Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-born American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.
  • 1889 Died: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic, discoverer of the comet known as Miss Mitchell's Comet. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.
  • 1867 Born: Luigi Pirandello, Italian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate for his bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage.
  • 1859 The first conformation dog show was held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
  • 1852 Born: Charles Cruft, English showman, remembered as the founder of the Crufts Dog Show. The largest show of its kind in the world, Crufts is hosted by The Kennel Club.
  • 1841 The triumph ballet Giselle premiered in the Salle Le Peletier in Paris. The ballet was very popular and staged across Europe, the United States, and Russia.
  • 1836 Died: James Madison, American politician, the 4th President of the United States, hailed as the Father of the Constitution for being instrumental in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution and the key champion and author of the Bill of Rights.
  • 1712 Born: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution and the overall development of modern political, educational and sociological thought.
  • 1651 The Battle of Beresteczko started between Ukraine and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It is considered to be the largest European battle of the 17th century.
  • 1598 Died: Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
  • 1586 Died: Primož Trubar, Slovene author and Protestant Reformer of the Lutheran tradition, known as the author of the first printed book in the Slovene language.
  • 1577 Born: Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, known as a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality.
  • 1491 Born: Henry VIII, King of England from 1509 till his death in 1547. He was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father Henry VII.
  • 548 Died: Byzantine empress, wife of emperor Justinian and one of his chief advisers. Theodora is a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church.