June 28 in History

June 28 in Pop Culture History

June 28th is…
Alaska Day
Ceviche Day
Insurance Awareness Day
National Logistics Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Tapioca Day

1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”

1914 – World War One (originally ‘The Great War’) began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie the Duchess of Hohenburg, are killed by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. The Austrian government suspected that Serbia is responsible. 

1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging their two companies.

1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

#1 Hit June 28, 1969 – July 11, 1969: Henry ManciniLove Theme from ‘Romeo And Juliet’

1969 – Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

#1 Hit June 28, 1980 – July 18, 1980: Paul McCartneyComing Up (Live at Glasgow)

1985 – St. Elmo’s Fire and Pale Rider were released in theaters

1991 – The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear debuted in theaters

1992 (Eathquakes) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

1996 – The Nutty Professor and Striptease were released in theaters

1997 – Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.

2000 – The Patriot debuted in theaters

2002 – Hey Arnold! The Movie and Mr. Deeds were released in theaters

#1 Hit June 28, 2003 – July 11, 2003: Clay AikenThis Is the Night

2006 – Superman Returns debuted in theaters

2007 – Burn Notice premiered on USA

2008 #1 Hit June 28, 2008 – July 4, 2008: ColdplayViva la Vida


Today in History
Scroll to Top