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  • What happened on March 28
  • March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on March 28
  • AD 37 – Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
  • 193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • 364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 1566 – The foundation stone of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, is laid by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
  • 1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1794 – Allies under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1801 – Treaty of Florence is signed.
  • 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever to be discovered.
  • 1809 – Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medellín.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom defeats the United States Navy in the Battle of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1854 – Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
  • 1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – in New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began onMarch 26.
  • 1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1883 – Tonkin Campaign: French victory in the Battle of Gia Cuc.
  • 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1913 – Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1920 – Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airline lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
  • 1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid after a three-year siege.
  • 1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
  • 1942 – World War II: St Nazaire Raid: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of Saint-Nazaire.
  • 1946 – Cold War: The United States Department of State releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 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 Minhforces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
  • 1959 – The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the government of Tibet.
  • 1968 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
  • 1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 1970 – Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260.
  • 1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1979 – A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown.
  • 1979 – The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan’s government, precipitating a general election.
  • 1990 – United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1994 – In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
  • 1999 – Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in Izbica.
  • 2003 – In a friendly fire incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq; a British soldier, Matty Hull, is killed.
  • 2005 – The 8.6 Mw Nias–Simeulue earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), leaving 915–1,314 people dead and 340–1,146 injured.
  • 2006 – At least one million students, trade union members, and the unemployed take to the streets in France to protest the government’s proposed First Employment Contract law.

 

 

 

  • Births on March 28
  • 623 – Marwan I, Umayyad general and caliph (d. 685)
  • 661 – Muawiya II, Umayyad caliph (d. 684)
  • 1097 – Atsiz, Abbasid caliph (d. 1156)
  • 1416 – Jodha of Mandore, Ruler of Marwar (d. 1489)
  • 1472 – Fra Bartolomeo, Italian painter (d. 1517)
  • 1483 – Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
  • 1515 – Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)
  • 1592 – John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop and educator (d. 1670)
  • 1599 – Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch captain (d. 1658)
  • 1613 – Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of China (d. 1688)
  • 1621 – Heinrich Schwemmer German composer and educator (d. 1696)
  • 1638 – Frederik Ruysch, Dutch botanist and anatomist (d. 1731)
  • 1652 – Samuel Sewall, English judge (d. 1730)
  • 1727 – Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, (d. 1777)
  • 1743 – Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Russian academic and politician (d. 1810)
  • 1750 – Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • 1760 – Thomas Clarkson, English activist (d. 1846)
  • 1773 – Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
  • 1793 – Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist (d. 1864)
  • 1795 – Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian and author (d. 1876)
  • 1806 – Thomas Hare, English lawyer and political scientist (d. 1891)
  • 1811 – John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (d. 1860)
  • 1815 – Arsène Houssaye, French author and poet (d. 1896)
  • 1818 – Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1819 – Joseph Bazalgette, English architect and engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge and Battersea Bridge (d. 1891)
  • 1828 – Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountain guide (d. 1914)
  • 1832 – Henry D. Washburn, American politician, general and explorer (d. 1871)
  • 1836 – Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)
  • 1840 – Emin Pasha, Egyptian physician and politician (d. 1892)
  • 1842 – William Harvey Carney, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1908)
  • 1847 – Gyula Farkas, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d.
  • 1849 – James Darmesteter, French historian and author (d. 1894)
  • 1851 – Bernardino Machado, Portuguese academic and politician, 3rd President of Portugal (d. 1944)
  • 1862 – Aristide Briand, French politician, Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
  • 1866 – Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
  • 1868 – Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1936)
  • 1871 – Willem Mengelberg, Dutch-Swiss conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1873 – John Geiger, American rower (d. 1956)
  • 1878 – Abraham Walkowitz, Russian-born American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1879 – Terence MacSwiney, Irish republican politician and hunger striker; Lord Mayor of Cork (d. 1920)
  • 1880 – Louis Wolheim, American actor (d. 1931)
  • 1881 – Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (d. 1918)
  • 1884 – Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
  • 1890 – Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1967)
  • 1892 – Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Tom Maguire, Irish general (d. 1993)
  • 1894 – Ernst Lindemann, German captain (d. 1941)
  • 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 – Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1985)
  • 1897 – Sepp Herberger, German footballer and manager (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1900 – Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1902 – Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)
  • 1902 – Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech fiddler and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – Rudolf Serkin, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Pandro S. Berman, American production manager and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)
  • 1906 – Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2002)
  • 1906 – Dorothy Knowles, South African-English author, fencer and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1907 – Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • 1909 – Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1981)
  • 1910 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian and art collector (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Jimmie Dodd, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1910 – Ingrid of Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1911 – Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (d. 1998)
  • 1911 – J. L. Austin, British philosopher (d. 1960)
  • 1912 – A. Bertram Chandler English-Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)
  • 1913 – Kazuo Taoka, Japanese crime boss (d. 1981)
  • 1913 – Toko Shinoda, Japanese artist
  • 1914 – Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Bohumil Hrabal, Czech author (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)
  • 1914 – Everett Ruess, American explorer, poet, and painter (d. 1934)
  • 1915 – Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Claude Bertrand, Canadian neurosurgeon and scholar (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Edward Amy, Canadian soldier (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Vic Raschi, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
  • 1921 – Harold Agnew, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Dirk Bogarde, English actor and author (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Herschel Grynszpan, German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (d. 1960)
  • 1921 – Walter Neugebauer, Croatian-German author and illustrator (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1922 – Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Joey Maxim, American boxer and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – B. Neminathan, Sri Lankan politician
  • 1923 – Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – René Vuaillat, French engineer and inventor
  • 1924 – Freddie Bartholomew, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1924 – Fred Flanagan, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1925 –Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Soviet-Russian actor (d. 1994)
  • 1926 – Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political activist and analyst; 10th United States National Security Advisor
  • 1928 – Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician and theorist (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Paul England, Australian race car driver and engineer (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Robert Ashley, American soldier and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933 – Tete Montoliu, Spanish pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1933 – Frank Murkowski, American soldier, banker, and politician, 8th Governor of Alaska
  • 1934 – Lester R. Brown, American environmentalist, founded the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute
  • 1934 – Laurie Taitt, Guyanese-English hurdler (d. 2006)
  • 1935 – Frank Judd, Baron Judd, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
  • 1935 – Michael Parkinson, English journalist and author
  • 1935 – Józef Szmidt, Polish triple jumper
  • 1936 – Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist, playwright, and essayist Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938 – Hans-Jürgen Bäsler, German footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1940 – Luis Cubilla, Uruguayan footballer and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Alf Clausen, American composer and producer
  • 1942 – Daniel Dennett, American philosopher and academic
  • 1942 – Kitanofuji Katsuaki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Yokozuna
  • 1942 – Neil Kinnock, Welsh politician, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • 1942 – Mike Newell, English director and producer
  • 1942 – Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
  • 1942 – Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and coach
  • 1943 – Richard Eyre, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress
  • 1944 – Rick Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1944 – Ken Howard, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1945 – Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino politician, 16th President of the Philippines
  • 1945 – Johnny Famechon, French-Australian boxer
  • 1945 – Björn Hamilton, Swedish engineer and politician
  • 1946 – Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (d. 2014)
  • 1946 – Henry Paulson, American banker and politician, 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1946 – Alejandro Toledo, Peruvian economist and politician, 48th President of Peru
  • 1947 – Greg Thompson, Canadian educator and politician, 25th Minister of Veterans Affairs
  • 1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress
  • 1949 – Ronnie Ray Smith, American sprinter (d. 2013)
  • 1952 – Tony Brise, English race car driver (d. 1975)
  • 1953 – Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian banker and politician, 4th President of Burundi (d. 1993)
  • 1955 – John Alderdice, Baron Alderdice, Northern Irish psychiatrist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
  • 1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1957 – Harvey Glance, American sprinter and coach
  • 1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen, Swedish-Norwegian singer
  • 1958 – Bart Conner, American gymnast and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica
  • 1959 – Joel McNeely, American pianist and composer
  • 1960 – Chris Barrie, British actor, comedian and impressionist
  • 1960 – José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician, Prime Minister of Cape Verde
  • 1960 – Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French-Belgian author and playwright
  • 1961 – Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
  • 1968 – Iris Chang, American journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1968 – Nasser Hussain, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Rodney Atkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Brett Ratner, American director and producer
  • 1969 – Ilke Wyludda, German discus thrower
  • 1970 – Vince Vaughn, American actor
  • 1970 – Jennifer Weiner, American journalist and author
  • 1971 – Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator
  • 1971 – Wesley Person, American basketball player
  • 1972 – Nick Frost, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Björn Kuipers, Dutch footballer and referee
  • 1975 – Fabrizio Gollin, Italian race car driver
  • 1975 – Kate Gosselin, American television personality
  • 1975 – Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 – Dave Keuning, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Lauren Weisberger, American author
  • 1980 – Rasmus Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Edwar Ramírez, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress
  • 1983 – Ladji Doucouré, French sprinter and hurdler
  • 1984 – Christopher Samba, Congolese footballer
  • 1985 – Stanislas Wawrinka, Swiss tennis player
  • 1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress
  • 1986 – Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Czech tennis player
  • 1986 – Bowe Bergdahl, American sergeant
  • 1987 – Yohan Benalouane, French-Tunisian footballer
  • 1987 – Simeon Jackson, Canadian soccer player
  • 1988 – Ryan Kalish, American baseball player
  • 1989 – David Goodwillie, Scottish footballer
  • 1989 – Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer
  • 1989 – Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
  • 1990 – Zoella, English YouTuber
  • 1990 – Joe Bennett, English footballer
  • 1992 – Sergi Gómez, Spanish footballer

 

 

  • Deaths on March 28
  • 193 – Pertinax, Roman emperor (b. 126)
  • 1072 – Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (b. 1022)
  • 1134 – Saint Stephen Harding, founder of the Cistercian order
  • 1239 – Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
  • 1241 – Valdemar II of Denmark (b. 1170)
  • 1254 – William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (b. 1193)
  • 1285 – Pope Martin IV (b. 1220)
  • 1563 – Heinrich Glarean, Swiss poet and theorist (b. 1488)
  • 1566 – Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian historian and diplomat (b. 1486)
  • 1583 – Magnus, Duke of Holstein (b. 1540)
  • 1584 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian king (b. 1530)
  • 1687 – Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (b. 1596)
  • 1794 – Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1743)
  • 1818 – Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1755)
  • 1865 – Petrus Hofman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1786)
  • 1866 – Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1868 – James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1797)
  • 1870 – George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • 1874 – Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1795)
  • 1881 – Modest Mussorgsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1839)
  • 1893 – Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (b. 1824)
  • 1910 – Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (b. 1838)
  • 1917 – Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (b. 1847)
  • 1923 – Charles Hubbard, American archer (b. 1849)
  • 1927 – Joseph-Médard Émard, Canadian archbishop (b. 1853)
  • 1929 – Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and songwriter (b. 1859)
  • 1929 – Lomer Gouin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (b. 1861)
  • 1934 – Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and educator (b. 1891)
  • 1937 – Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)
  • 1941 – Marcus Hurley, American basketball player and cyclist (b. 1883)
  • 1941 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (b. 1877)
  • 1941 – Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1882)
  • 1942 – Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1910)
  • 1943 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1873)
  • 1944 – Stephen Leacock, English-Canadian political scientist and author (b. 1869)
  • 1947 – Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
  • 1949 – Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian violinist and composer (b. 1889)
  • 1953 – Jim Thorpe, American football player and coach (b. 1887)
  • 1958 – W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1873)
  • 1962 – Hugo Wast, Argentinian author and screenwriter (b. 1883)
  • 1963 – Antonius Bouwens, Dutch target shooter (b. 1876)
  • 1965 – Clemence Dane, English author and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1969 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
  • 1971 – Robert Hunter, American golfer (b. 1886)
  • 1974 – Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1905)
  • 1974 – Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1974 – Françoise Rosay, French actress (b. 1891)
  • 1976 – Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1977 – Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1907)
  • 1980 – Dick Haymes, Argentinian-American actor and singer (b. 1918)
  • 1982 – William Giauque, Canadian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1984 – Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (b. 1914)
  • 1985 – Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter and poet (b. 1887)
  • 1986 – Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1987 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1905)
  • 1992 – Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – Scott Cunningham, American author (b. 1956)
  • 1994 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (b. 1909)
  • 1996 – Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1914)
  • 2000 – Anthony Powell, English soldier and author (b. 1905)
  • 2001 – Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Peter Ustinov, English-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2005 – Moura Lympany, English-Monacan pianist (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – Robin Spry, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Charles Schepens, Belgian-American ophthalmologist and author (b. 1912)
  • 2006 – Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • 2009 – Maurice Jarre, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – June Havoc, American actress, dancer, and director (b. 1912)
  • 2011 – Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – John Arden, English author and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian pianist and composer (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – George E. P. Box, English-American statistician and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Manuel García Ferré, Spanish-Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Richard Griffiths, English actor (b. 1947)
  • 2013 – Art Malone, American race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Hugh McCracken, American guitarist, harmonica player, and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Heinz Patzig, German footballer and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Bob Teague, American college football star and television news-reporter (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Gus Triandos, American baseball player and scout (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Lorenzo Semple, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Avraham Yaski, Israeli architect and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Chuck Brayton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Joseph Cassidy, Canadian-English priest and academic (b. 1954)
  • 2015 – Miroslav Ondříček, Czech cinematographer (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Gene Saks, American actor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Walter Schuck, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – James Noble, American actor (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on March 28
  • Christian feast day:
    • Stephen Harding
    • Guntram
    • Priscus
    • Pope Sixtus III
    • March 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Commemoration of Sen no Rikyū (Schools of Japanese tea ceremony)
  • Serfs Emancipation Day (Tibet)
  • Teachers’ Day (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
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