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  • What happened on June 28
  • June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on June 28
  • 1098 – Assassination of Alboin, King of the Lombards
  • 1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosull.
  • 1360 – Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II.
  • 1461 – Edward IV is crowned King of England.
  • 1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
  • 1651 – The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts.
  • 1709 – Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava
  • 1745 – A New England colonial army captures the French fortifications at Louisbourg (New Style).
  • 1776 – The Battle of Sullivan’s Island ends with the American victory in the American Revolutionary War leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.
  • 1776 – Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
  • 1778 – The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse resulting in standstill and British withdrawal under cover of darkness.
  • 1807 – Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelocke lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.
  • 1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
  • 1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
  • 1846 – Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone
  • 1855 – Sigma Chi fraternity is founded in North America.
  • 1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.
  • 1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1881 – The Austro–Serbian Alliance of 1881 is secretly signed.
  • 1882 – The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
  • 1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
  • 1895 – El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
  • 1895 – The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”
  • 1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
  • 1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
  • 1904 – The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
  • 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.
  • 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
  • 1921 – Serbian King Alexander I proclaims the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1922 – The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
  • 1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
  • 1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • 1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union after facing an ultimatum.
  • 1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany starts its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue
  • 1945 – Poland’s Soviet-allied Provisional Government of National Unity is formed over a month after V-E Day.
  • 1948 – The Tito–Stalin Split results in the expulsion of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia from the Cominform.
  • 1948 – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers (between as many as 100,000 to 200,000) are executed in the Bodo League massacre.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in attempt to slow North Korea’s offensive.
  • 1950 – Korean War: North Korean Army conducts Seoul National University Hospital massacre.
  • 1956 – in Poznań, workers from HCP factory go to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
  • 1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • 1969 – Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
  • 1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
  • 1976 – The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
  • 1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party.
  • 1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.
  • 1989 – On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.
  • 1992 – The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
  • 1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; Seven people are killed, 660 injured.
  • 1996 – The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear.
  • 2001 – Slobodan Milošević is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.
  • 2004 – Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 2009 – Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.
  • 2016 – A terrorist attack in Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.

 

 

 

  • Births on June 28
  • 751 – Carloman I, king of the Franks (d. 771)
  • 1243 – Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (d. 1304)
  • 1444 – Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1487)
  • 1476 – Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)
  • 1490 – Albert of Mainz, German archbishop (d. 1545)
  • 1491 – Henry VIII of England (d. 1547)
  • 1503 – Giovanni della Casa, Italian author and poet (d. 1556)
  • 1547 – Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)
  • 1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter and diplomat (d. 1640)
  • 1582 – William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (d. 1662)
  • 1703 – John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (d. 1791)
  • 1712 – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath (d. 1778)
  • 1719 – Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1785)
  • 1734 – Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French organist and composer (d. 1794)
  • 1742 – William Hooper, American physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1790)
  • 1824 – Paul Broca, French physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (d. 1880)
  • 1831 – Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1907)
  • 1836 – Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek journalist and author (d. 1904)
  • 1852 – Charles Cruft, English showman, founded Crufts Dog Show (d. 1938)
  • 1867 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1873 – Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1875 – Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1883 – Pierre Laval, French soldier and politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • 1884 – Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leonean banker and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1888 – George Challenor, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1947)
  • 1888 – Stefi Geyer, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1956)
  • 1891 – Esther Forbes, American historian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1891 – Carl Andrew Spaatz, American general (d. 1974)
  • 1893 – August Zamoyski, Polish-French sculptor (d. 1970)
  • 1894 – Francis Hunter, American tennis player (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1906 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Jimmy Mundy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1909 – Eric Ambler, English author and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1912 – Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Franz Antel, Austrian director and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – George Lloyd, English soldier and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Walter Oesau, German colonel and pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1914 – Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician and Nazi war criminal (d. 1992)
  • 1918 – William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, Scottish-English politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1999)
  • 1919 – Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (d. 1983)
  • 1920 – A. E. Hotchner, American author and playwright
  • 1921 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – Lloyd La Beach, Panamanian sprinter and long jumper (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Pete Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Gaye Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1926 – Robert Ledley, American academic and inventor (d. 2012)
  • 1927 – Correlli Barnett, English historian and author
  • 1927 – Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Hans Blix, Swedish politician and diplomat, 33rd Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1928 – Harold Evans, English-American historian and journalist
  • 1928 – Peter Heine, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Cyril Smith, English politician (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – William C. Campbell, Irish-American biologist and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930 – Itamar Franco, Brazilian engineer and politician, 33rd President of Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1930 – Jack Gold, English director and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Hans Alfredson, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1931 – Junior Johnson, American race car driver
  • 1931 – Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)
  • 1932 – Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell, Northern Irish lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
  • 1934 – Roy Gilchrist, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2001)
  • 1934 – Bette Greene, American journalist and author
  • 1934 – Carl Levin, American lawyer and politician
  • 1934 – Georges Wolinski, Tunisian-French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Chuck Howley, American football player
  • 1937 – George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
  • 1937 – Fernand Labrie, Canadian endocrinologist and academic
  • 1937 – Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – John Byner, American actor and comedian
  • 1938 – Leon Panetta, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1938 – S. Sivamaharajah, Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1939 – Klaus Schmiegel, German chemist
  • 1940 – Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Al Downing, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist and academic, developed the OBJ language (d. 2006)
  • 1941 – David Johnston, Canadian academic, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor-General of Canada
  • 1942 – Chris Hani, South African politician (d. 1993)
  • 1942 – Hans-Joachim Walde, German decathlete (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Jens Birkemose, Danish painter
  • 1943 – Donald Johanson, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1943 – Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 – Ken Buchanan, Scottish boxer
  • 1945 – David Knights, English bass player and producer (Procol Harum)
  • 1945 – Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1989)
  • 1945 – Türkan Şoray, Turkish actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (d. 2008)
  • 1946 – Bruce Davison, American actor and director
  • 1946 – David Duckham, English rugby player
  • 1946 – Jaime Guzmán, Chilean lawyer and politician (d. 1991)
  • 1946 – Gilda Radner, American actress and comedian (d. 1989)
  • 1946 – Robert Xavier Rodriguez, American composer
  • 1947 – Mark Clark, American activist (d. 1969)
  • 1947 – Anny Duperey, French actress and author
  • 1947 – Mark Helprin, American novelist and journalist
  • 1947 – Laura Tyson, American economist and academic
  • 1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress
  • 1948 – Sergei Bodrov, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Deborah Moggach, English author and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Daniel Wegner, Canadian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1949 – Don Baylor, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Philip Fowke, English pianist and educator
  • 1950 – Mauricio Rojas, Chilean-Swedish economist and politician
  • 1950 – Chris Speier, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Mick Cronin, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1951 – Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1951 – Lalla Ward, English actress and author
  • 1952 – Enis Batur, Turkish poet and author
  • 1952 – Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1952 – Jean-Christophe Rufin, French physician and author
  • 1954 – A. A. Gill, Scottish author and critic (d. 2016)
  • 1954 – Alice Krige, South African actress
  • 1954 – Deborah Grabien, American author
  • 1955 – Eric Gates, English footballer and radio host
  • 1956 – Amira Hass, Israeli journalist and author
  • 1956 – Noel Mugavin, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1957 – Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 – Georgi Parvanov, Bulgarian historian and politician, 4th President of Bulgaria
  • 1957 – Mike Skinner, American race car driver
  • 1957 – Jim Spanarkel, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Donna Edwards, American lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Félix Gray, Tunisian-French singer-songwriter
  • 1959 – Clint Boon, English singer and keyboard player
  • 1959 – John Shelley British illustrator
  • 1960 – John Elway, American football player and manager
  • 1960 – Roland Melanson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1961 – Jeff Malone, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu, Romanian long jumper
  • 1962 – Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (d. 2013)
  • 1962 – Ann-Louise Skoglund, Swedish hurdler
  • 1963 – Peter Baynham, Welsh actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Charlie Clouser, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1964 – Mark Grace, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Bernie McCahill, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1964 – Dan Stains, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1964 – Steve Williamson, English saxophonist and composer
  • 1965 – Jessica Hecht, American actress
  • 1965 – Tiaan Strauss, South African rugby player
  • 1966 – Peeter Allik, Estonian painter and illustrator
  • 1966 – Bobby Bare Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – John Cusack, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
  • 1967 – Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian politician, 7th Canadian Minister of Health
  • 1967 – Gil Bellows, Canadian actor and producer
  • 1967 – Zhong Huandi, Chinese runner
  • 1967 – Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
  • 1968 – Chayanne, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1969 – Tichina Arnold, American actress and singer
  • 1969 – Fabrizio Mori, Italian hurdler
  • 1970 – Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1970 – Tom Merritt, American journalist
  • 1970 – Mike White, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer
  • 1971 – Fabien Barthez, French footballer
  • 1971 – Bobby Hurley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Ron Mahay, American baseball player and scout
  • 1971 – Elon Musk, South African-born American businessman
  • 1972 – Ngô Bảo Châu, Vietnamese-French mathematician and academic
  • 1972 – Christopher Leslie, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1972 – Alessandro Nivola, American actor
  • 1973 – Adrián Annus, Hungarian hammer thrower
  • 1973 – Corey Koskie, Canadian baseball player
  • 1975 – Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish singer-songwriter, and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1976 – Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • 1977 – Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Mark Stoermer, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Killers)
  • 1977 – Harun Tekin, Turkish singer and guitarist
  • 1978 – Simon Larose, Canadian tennis player
  • 1979 – Randy McMichael, American football player
  • 1979 – Neil Shanahan, Irish race car driver (d. 1999)
  • 1979 – Florian Zeller, French author and playwright
  • 1980 – Jevgeni Novikov, Estonian footballer
  • 1981 – Savage, New Zealand rapper
  • 1981 – Michael Crafter, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Guillermo Martínez, Cuban javelin thrower
  • 1981 – Brandon Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Ibrahim Camejo, Cuban long jumper
  • 1985 – Phil Bardsley, English footballer
  • 1985 – Colt Hynes, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Kellie Pickler, American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Suzuko Mimori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1987 – Sonata Tamošaitytė, Lithuanian hurdler
  • 1987 – Terrence Williams, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Jason Clark, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Andrew Fifita, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – David Fifita, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Julia Zlobina, Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater
  • 1989 – Nicole Rottmann, Austrian tennis player
  • 1989 – Markiplier, American YouTuber
  • 1991 – Seohyun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1991 – Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian footballer
  • 1991 – Kang Min-hyuk, South Korean singer, drummer, and actor
  • 1992 – Oscar Hiljemark, Swedish footballer
  • 1993 – Bradley Beal, American basketball player
  • 1996 – Donna Vekić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1999 – Markéta Vondroušová, Czech tennis player

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on June 28
  • 202 – Yuan Shao, Chinese warlord
  • 548 – Theodora I, Byzantine wife of Justinian I (b. 500)
  • 572 – Alboin, Lombard king (b. 530)
  • 683 – Pope Leo II (b. 611)
  • 767 – Pope Paul I (b. 700)
  • 928 – Louis the Blind, Roman emperor (b. 880)
  • 1061 – Floris I, Count of Holland (b. 1020)
  • 1175 – Andrey Bogolyubsky, Russian saint (b. 1111)
  • 1189 – Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (b. 1156)
  • 1194 – Emperor Xiaozong of Song (b. 1127)
  • 1385 – Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1348)
  • 1586 – Primož Trubar, Slovenian author and reformer (b. 1508)
  • 1598 – Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (b. 1527)
  • 1716 – George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (b. 1665)
  • 1798 – John Henry Colclough, Irish revolutionary (b. ca. 1769)
  • 1813 – Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (b. 1755)
  • 1834 – Joseph Bové, Russian architect, designed the Triumphal Arch of Moscow (b. 1784)
  • 1836 – James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)
  • 1880 – Texas Jack Omohundro, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)
  • 1881 – Jules Armand Dufaure, French politician, 33rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1798)
  • 1889 – Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (b. 1818)
  • 1892 – Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Greek poet and politician, Greek Foreign Minister (b. 1810)
  • 1913 – Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1914 – Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (b. 1868)
  • 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1863)
  • 1915 – Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1917 – Ștefan Luchian, Romanian painter and educator (b. 1868)
  • 1922 – Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1885)
  • 1929 – Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (b. 1844)
  • 1936 – Alexander Berkman, American author and activist (d. 1870)
  • 1939 – Douglas H. Johnston, last governor of the Chickasaw Nation (b. 1856)
  • 1944 – Friedrich Dollmann, German general (b. 1882)
  • 1945 – Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu, Turkish journalist (d. 1879)
  • 1960 – Jake Swirbul, American businessman, co-founded the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (b. 1898)
  • 1962 – Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)
  • 1962 – Cy Morgan, American baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1965 – Red Nichols, American cornet player, bandleader, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1966 – Mehmet Fuat Köprülü, Turkish historian and politician, 21st Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1890)
  • 1971 – Franz Stangl, Austrian SS officer (b. 1908)
  • 1975 – Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • 1975 – Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1978 – Clifford Dupont, English-Rhodesian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1981 – Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist (b. 1958)
  • 1983 – Alf Francis, German-English motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor (b. 1918)
  • 1984 – Yigael Yadin, Israeli archaeologist, general, and politician (b. 1917)
  • 1985 – Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Joris Ivens, Dutch journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)
  • 1992 – Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (b. 1955)
  • 1992 – Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (b. 1936)
  • 1995 – Petri Walli, Finnish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1969)
  • 2000 – Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood, Canadian-English publisher and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2000 – Nils Poppe, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2001 – Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (b. 1902)
  • 2001 – Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Joan Lowery Nixon, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • 2005 – Matthew Axelson, American soldier and sniper (b. 1976)
  • 2005 – Brenda Howard, American activist (b. 1946)
  • 2005 – Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1976)
  • 2006 – Jim Baen, American publisher, founded Baen Books (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – George Unwin, English pilot and commander (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese lawyer and politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – A. K. Lohithadas, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2010 – Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Richard Isay, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Leontine T. Kelly, American bishop (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Robert Sabatier, French author and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Doris Sams, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Ted Hood, American sailor and architect (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Tamás Katona, Hungarian historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Kenneth Minogue, New Zealand-Australian political scientist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – F. D. Reeve, American author and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – David Rubitsky, American sergeant (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Seymour Barab, American cellist and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – On Kawara, Japanese painter (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Jope Seniloli, Fijian politician, Vice-President of Fiji (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Wally Stanowski, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)
  • 2016 – Pat Summitt, American women’s college basketball head coach (b. 1952)
  • 2016 – Buddy Ryan, American football coach (b. 1931)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on June 28
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Maria Pia Mastena
    • Irenaeus of Lyon (Western Christianity)
    • Marcella
    • Paulus I
    • Vincenza Gerosa
    • June 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Ukraine)
  • Earliest day on which Vardavar can fall, while August 1 is the latest; celebrated on the 14th weeks after Easter (Armenia)
  • Family Day (Vietnam)
  • Poznań Remembrance Day (Poland)
  • Vidovdan, celebrating St. Vitus and an important day in Serbian history. (Eastern Orthodox Church)

 

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