28 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Confucius, 551 BC
  • Caravaggio, 1573
  • Georges Clemenceau, 1841
  • Elmer Rice, 1892
  • William Paley, 1901
  • Ed Sullivan, 1902
  • Max Schmeling, 1905
  • Al Capp, 1909
  • Alice Marble, 1913
  • Peter Finch, 1916
  • Tom Harmon, 1919
  • William Windom, 1923
  • Marcello Mastroianni, 1924
  • Brigitte Bardot, 1934
  • Ben E. King, 1938
  • Moon Zappa, 1967
  • Naomi Watts, 1968
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972
  • Hilary Duff, 1987

Died On This Day:

  • Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI, 1197
  • Herman Melville, 1891
  • Louis Pasteur, 1895
  • Edwin Hubble, 1953
  • William Edward Boeing, 1956
  • Harpo Marx, 1964
  • John Dos Passos, 1970
  • Gamal Abdul Nasser, 1970
  • W. H. Auden, 1973
  • Sir Robert Helpmann, 1986
  • Ferdinand Marcos, 1989
  • Miles Davis, 1991
  • Peter De Vries, 1993
  • Pierre Trudeau, 2000
  • Althea Gibson, 2003
  • Elia Kazan, 2003
  • Geoffrey Beene, 2004
  • Shimon Peres, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1542 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo lands at Ballast Point, San Diego, discovering Pacific Coast land incl. Calif.
  • 1745 - British National Anthem 'God Save King' sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre.
  • 1826 - Russia declares war against Persia beginning Russo-Persia War.
  • 1894 - Marks and Spencer first store opens in Manchester.
  • 1901 - Gillette safety razor company incorporated.
  • 1920 - Eight Chicago White Sox baseball players indicted for throwing the World Series against Cincinnati.
  • 1937 - Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River dedicated.
  • 1963 - Informant Joseph Valachi reveals to Senate Investigators on TV that Vito Genevese is "Boss of Bosses" of US Mafia.
  • 2007 - 1850 Bowmore single malt scotch whisky sells for record £29,000 at McTeer's Auctioneers Glasgow.
  • 2015 - Water on Mars! announces NASA

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Lioba
  • Exuperius of Toulouse
  • Faustus of Riez
  • Ferreolus of Vienne
  • Annemund or Chamund
  • Wenceslas (martyred today in AD 929)
  • Eustochium of Bethlehem

Holiday:

  • Day of Ptah (Egyptian King)
  • Confucius' Birthday (China/Taiwan)
  • Teacher's Day in Taiwan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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