January 28 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
José Martí´s Birthday Memorial Cuba Observance
Army Day Armenia National Holiday
European Privacy Day Germany Observance
National Heroes Day Cayman islands Public Holiday
Australia Day observed Australia National Holiday
National Have Fun At Work Day - Weird
National Kazoo Day - Weird
National Blueberry Pancake Day - Weird
Data Privacy Day - Weird
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - Weird
Northland Anniversary Day New zealand (Northland) Local Holiday
Auckland Anniversary Day New zealand (AUK, BOP, GIS, HKB*, MWT*, WKO) Local Holiday

Historical Events on January 28

  • 1547: King Henry VIII dies. Edward VI – his 9-year old son – becomes the new monarch.
  • 1573: Freedom of religion is sanctioned in Poland through the Articles of the Warsaw Confederation.
  • 1624: The first Caribbean British colony is found on Saint Kitts Island by Sir Thomas Warner.
  • 1724: Petersburg Academy is founded by Peter the Great.
  • 1754: Serendipity is coined by Sir Horace Walpole in a letter to his friend.
  • 1813: The first publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in the United Kingdom happens on this day.
  • 1851: The first chartered university in the state of Illinois is Northwestern University, which is founded on this day.
  • 1902: Thanks to a $10 million dollar gift from Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in the city of Washington, D.C.
  • 1909: With the exception of the troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, most U.S troops leave Cuba by this date. American troops have been in the country since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1915: The U.S Coast Guard is established as a branch of the U.S Armed Forces when the United States Congress passes an act that establishes it as a separate military branch.
  • 1922: The roof of the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington, D.C collapses due to heavy snowfall. This results in the greatest loss of life experienced in the city.
  • 1932: The Japanese Imperial Army attacks Shanghai.

Famous Birthdays on January 28

  • Welsh-American explorer and journalist, Henry Morton Stanley is born in 1841.
  • Russian philosopher and poet, Vladimir Solovyov is born in 1853.
  • Australian-American painter Ernest William Christmas is born in 1863.
  • French novelist, journalist and performer, Colette is born in 1873.
  • American painter Jackson Pollock is born in 1912.
  • American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert W. Holley is born in 1922.
  • American actor Elijah Wood is born in 1971.
  • American actress Ariel Winter is born in 1998.

Rosh Hashanah

Columbus Day

Guy Fawkes Day


Giving Tuesday


Blue Monday

Chinese New Year