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Sunday 28 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Engineer's Day (Venezuela. In commemoration of the installment of the Engineers College on October 28, 1861)

Events

  • 2007 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
  • 1990 – The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic holds the first multiparty legislature election in the country's history.
  • 1982 – The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party wins elections, leading to the first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco; Felipe González becomes Prime Minister-elect.
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV. This single event is credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.
  • 1948 – Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 1928 – Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
  • 1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty. The first ticker tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the statue is dedicated.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) ends: Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains: British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
  • 1636 – A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
  • 1538 – The first university in the New World (in present-day Dominican Republic), the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World.

Births

  • 1998 – Nolan Gould, American actor
  • 1997 – Taylor Fritz, American tennis player
  • 1996 – Jack Eichel, American ice hockey player
  • 1996 – Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress
  • 1987 – Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Finn Wittrock, American actor
  • 1983 – Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Nate McLouth, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Christy Hemme, American wrestler and ring announcer
  • 1979 – Natina Reed, American rapper and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1978 – Justin Guarini, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1974 – Braden Looper, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer
  • 1973 – Montel Vontavious Porter, American wrestler and actor
  • 1972 – Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1972 – Terrell Davis, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Greg Eagles, American voice actor and producer
  • 1969 – Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican-American screenwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Chris Broussard, American journalist and sportscaster
  • 1967 – John Romero, American video game designer, co-founded Id Software
  • 1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress and producer
  • 1966 – Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report
  • 1966 – Steve Atwater, American football player
  • 1965 – Jami Gertz, American actress
  • 1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress
  • 1963 – Sheryl Underwood, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
  • 1962 – Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • 1960 – Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1959 – Randy Wittman, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – Zach Wamp, American businessman and politician
  • 1956 – Dave Wyndorf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Monster Magnet)
  • 1955 – Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft
  • 1955 – Gary Lavergne, American author
  • 1955 – Indra Nooyi, Indian-American businesswoman
  • 1955 – Ronnie Bass, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Desmond Child, American songwriter and producer
  • 1952 – Annie Potts, American actress
  • 1951 – Joe R. Lansdale, American martial artist and author
  • 1949 – Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress
  • 1948 – Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress
  • 1945 – Don Iverson, American golfer
  • 1945 – Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – Anton Schlecker, German businessman, founded the Schlecker Company
  • 1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor
  • 1940 – Susan Harris, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1939 – Andy Bey, American singer and pianist
  • 1939 – Curtis Lee, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1939 – Jane Alexander, American actress and producer
  • 1938 – Dave Budd, American basketball player
  • 1938 – Kenneth Best, Liberian journalist, founded The Daily Observer
  • 1937 – Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
  • 1936 – Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist
  • 1932 – Suzy Parker, American model and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1931 – Harold Battiste, American saxophonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – John Hollander, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Virginia Held, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1926 – Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – John Connell, American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Gershon Kingsley, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1919 – Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 1917 – Jack Soo, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1914 – Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
  • 1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
  • 1904 – George Dangerfield, English-American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – John Chamberlain, American historian, journalist, and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1902 – Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)
  • 1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1981)
  • 1892 – Dink Johnson, American pianist, drummer, and clarinet player (d. 1954)
  • 1884 – William Douglas Cook, New Zealand horticulturalist, founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum (d. 1967)
  • 1879 – Channing H. Cox, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1877 – Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)
  • 1864 – Adolfo Camarillo, American-Mexican rancher and philanthropist (d. 1958)
  • 1839 – Edward P. Allen, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1909)
  • 1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American businessman, founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
  • 1754 – John Laurens, American soldier (d. 1782)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2010 – Liang Congjie, Chinese historian and activist, founded Friends of Nature (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Marijohn Wilkin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1917)
  • 2005 – Bob Broeg, American soldier and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • 2004 – Eugene K. Bird, American colonel (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Erling Persson, Swedish businessman, founded H&M (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – Margaret Booth, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1898)
  • 1997 – Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1915)
  • 1983 – Otto Messmer, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1975 – Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1932)
  • 1970 – Baby Huey, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1969 – Constance Dowling, American model and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1957 – Ernst Gräfenberg, German-American physician and gynecologist (b. 1881)
  • 1939 – Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1916 – Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)
  • 1899 – Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American engineer, invented the Linotype machine (b. 1854)
  • 1818 – Abigail Adams, American writer and second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  • 1800 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (b. 1727)
  • 1792 – John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (b. 1724)
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