March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). There are 278 days remaining.
- 845 - Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
- 1776 - Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
- 1834 - The United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for his actions in defunding the Second Bank of the United States.
- 1854 - Crimean War: United Kingdom and France declare war on Russia.
- 1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass - In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
- 1910 - Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
- 1920 - Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford get married.
- 1930 - Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
- 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid, ending the war.
- 1941 - World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan - In the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian battleships and two destroyers.
- 1942 - World War II: In occupied France, United Kingdom naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
- 1946 - Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
- 1947 - The last episode of the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio.
- 1964 - The first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, is established.
- 1979 - In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.
- 1990 - President George H. W. Bush presents Jesse Owens with the Congressional Gold Medal.
- 1994 - In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg resulting in eighteen deaths.
- 2002 - The exhibit "The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art" opens at the National Gallery of Australia.
- 1609 - King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
- 1819 - Sir Joseph Bazalgette, civil engineer (d. 1891)
- 1862 - Aristide Briand, politician, winner of the Nobel Prize in peace 1926 (d. 1932)
- 1868 - Maxim Gorky, author (d. 1936)
- 1890 - Paul Whiteman, bandleader (d. 1967)
- 1897 - Sepp Herberger, football coach (d. 1977)
- 1902 - Dame Flora Robson, actress (d. 1984)
- 1904 - Werner Bahlsen, biscuit producer (d. 1985)
- 1905 - Marlin Perkins, naturalist, television host (d. 1986)
- 1914 - Edmund Muskie, United States politician (d. 1996)
- 1921 - Dirk Bogarde, actor (d. 1999)
- 1924 - Freddie Bartholomew, actor (d. 1992)
- 1928 - Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor
- 1936 - Mario Vargas Llosa, author and politician
- 1942 - Neil Kinnock, British statesman
- 1944 - Rick Barry, basketball player
- 1948 - Dianne Weist, actress (Hannah and Her Sisters, Law & Order)
- 1955 - Reba McEntire, country music singer, actress
- 1962 - Jure Franko, Slovenian alpine skier
- 1970 - Vince Vaughn, actor
- 1974 - Mark King, English snooker player
- 1977 - Devon, pornographic film actress
- 1981 - Julia Stiles, actress
- 193 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (assassination) (b. 126)
- 1285 - Pope Martin IV (b. c. 1210)
- 1794 - Marquis de Condorcet, mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist (b. 1743)
- 1868 - James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, British military leader (b. 1797)
- 1870 - George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
- 1881 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer (b. 1839)
- 1941 - Virginia Woolf, writer (b. 1882)
- 1943 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer and pianist (b. 1873)
- 1953 - Jim Thorpe, athlete (b. 1887)
- 1958 - W.C. Handy - Blues composer (b. 1873)
- 1969 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. General of the Army, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
- 1979 - Emmett Kelly, clown (b. 1898)
- 1987 - Maria von Trapp, singer
- 1994 - Eugène Ionesco, playwright (b. 1912)
- 2000 - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
Holidays and observances
Recorded this date
- 1911 "Roamin' In The Gloamin'"(w.m. Harry Lauder) Harry Lauder
- 1913 "Mother O' Mine"(w. Rudyard Kipling m. Frank E. Tours) John McCormack
- 1922 "Some Sunny Day"(w.m. Irving Berlin) Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra
- 1922 "Do It Again"(w. B. G. De Sylva m. George Gershwin) Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra
- 1924 "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" (w.m. Gene Austin & Roy Bergere) Marion Harris
- 1924 "It Had To Be You"(w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones) Marion Harris
- 1928 "Dinah"(w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Harry Akst) Joe Venuti's Blue Four
- 1929 "Kansas City Kitty"(w. Edgar Leslie m. Walter Donaldson) Billy Murray and his Merry Melody Men
- 1929 "She's Got Great Ideas!"(w.m. George Bennett, Sam Carlton & Charles Tobias) Billy Murray and his Merry Melody Men
- 1930 "Exactly Like You"(w. Dorothy Fields m. Jimmy McHugh) Seger Ellis
- 1932 "One Hour With You"(w. Leo Robin m. Richard A. Whiting) Donald Novis Jimmie Grier & his Cocoanut Grove Orchestra
- 1934 "Little Dutch Mill"(w. Ralph Freed m. Harry Barris) Arthur Tracy
- 1934 "Let's Fall In Love"(w. Ted Koehler m. Harold Arlen) Arthur Tracy
- 1934 "Butterfingers"(w.m. Irving Berlin) Connie Boswell Dorsey Brothers & their Orchestra
- 1936 "Yours Truly Is Truly Yours"(w.m. J. Fred Coots, Benny Davis & Ted Fio Rito) Ronnie Hilton Jack Hylton & his Orchestra
- 1936 "Fancy Meeting You"(w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen) Ronnie Hill Jack Hylton & his Orchestra
- 1938 "Jeep's Blues"(m. Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges) Johnny Hodges
- 1939 "The Same Old Story"(Erich Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) Dorothy Alt Jay Wilbur & his Band
- 1939 "Three Little Fishes"(w.m. Saxie Dowell) Saxie Dowell & The Smoothies Hal Kemp & his Orchestra
- 1940 "Imagination"(w. Johnny Burke m. James Van Heusen) Dinah Shore
- 1946 "Ridin' On The Gravy Train"(w. Steve Graham & Sunny Skylar m. Ben Homer) Jo Stafford p. Nat King Cole
- 1946 "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time"(w. Neville Fleason m. Albert Von Tilzer) Jo Stafford p. Nat King Cole
- 1946 "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?"(w.m. Charles Warfield & Clarence Williams) Jo Stafford p. Nat King Cole
- 1946 "Cindy"(Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, Paul Weston) Jo Stafford p. Nat King Cole
- 1947 "After Graduation Day"(w. Sylvia Dee m. Sidney Lippman) Buddy Clark O/Eddie Duchin
- 1947 "Je Vous Aime"(w.m. Sam Coslow) Buddy Clark O/Eddie Duchin
- 1947 "All Of Me"(w.m. Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks) Frankie Laine O/Harry Keller
- 1947 "Mam'selle"(w. Mack Gordon m. Edmund Goulding) Frankie Laine O/Carl Fischer
- 1947 "The Anniversary Song"(w.m. Al Jolson & Saul Chaplin) Bing Crosby w. Ken Darby Singers Victor Young
- 1947 "O Fir Tree Dark"(trad) Bing Crosby & Ken Darby Singers O/Victor Young
- 1947 "Poppa, Don't Preach To Me"(w.m. Frank Loesser) Dinah Shore O/Sonny Burke
- 1950 "Choo'n Gum"(w. Mann Curtis m. Vic Mizzy) Dean Martin
- 1950 "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"(w.m. Mack David) Dean Martin
- 1950 "Roses"(w.m. Tim Spencer & Glenn Spencer) Kaydets Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye
- 1950 "I'm Movin' On"(w.m. Hank Snow) Hank Snow
- 1953 "Say You're Mine Again"(w.m. Charles Nathan & Dave Heisler) Perry Como w. Ramblers O/Hugo Winterhalter
- 1953 "My One And Only Heart"(w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen) Perry Como O/Hugo Winterhalter
- 1958 "Summertime Blues"(w.m. Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart) Eddie Cochran
- 1962 "Ebb Tide"(w. Carl Sigman m. Robert Maxwell) Lenny Welch O/Archie Bleyer
- 1966 "Green Grass"(w.m. Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway) Gary Lewis & Playboys
- 1967 "Brown Eyed Girl"(w.m. Van Morrison) Van Morrison
- 1968 "Whiskey On A Sunday" Irish Rovers
- 1972 "Burning Love"(w.m. Dennis Linde) Elvis Presley
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