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January 28th

January 28th is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of the year (338 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about January 28th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 28th

1457 Henry VII (King of England 1485-1509)

1833 Major-General Charles George Gordon (British General and administrator - "Chinese Gordon", "Gordon Pasha", "Gordon of Khartoum")

1841 Sir Henry Morton Stanley (journalist, explorer)

1857 William Seward Burroughs (inventor - patented the first successful adding machine)

1912 Jackson Pollock (artist)

1918 Harry Corbett (puppeteer - "Sooty")

1927 Ronnie Scott (saxophonist)

1929 Acker Bilk (clarinet player)

1936 Alan Alda (actor)

Alan Alda

1955 Nicolas Sarkozy (President of France 2007-2012)

1978 Jamie Carragher (soccer player)

1979 Rosamund Pike (actress)

1981 Elijah Wood (actor)

1998 Ariel Winter (actress)

January 28th in History

814 Death of Charlemagne

1813 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is first published.

Jane Austen

1871 The Siege of Paris ends, and the Franco-Prussian War is concluded with an armistice.

1902 Carnegie Institution founded.

1915 US Coast Guard created.

1920 Spanish Legion founded.

1935 Iceland is the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.

1956 Elvis Presley makes his first TV appearance.

Elvis Presley

1958 The Lego Company patents the design of its building bricks.

1965 Canadian parliaments votes for the red and white maple leaf flag to become the national flag.


1985 Supergroup USA for Africa records We Are the World to raise money for famine relief.

1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after lift-off from Cape Kennedy, killing 7 astronauts.

Space Shuttle

January 28th is also

Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Catholicism) - Patron Saint of Catholic Schools and Scholars.


People born on January 28th are Aquarius


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