January 28 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
José Martí´s Birthday Memorial Cuba Observance
Army Day Armenia National Holiday
European Privacy Day Germany Observance
Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Hong kong National Holiday
Spring Festival Golden Week holiday China Common Local Holidays
Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Taiwan National Holiday
Tet holiday Vietnam National Holiday
National Kazoo Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Fun & Joy)
National Blueberry Pancake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Data Privacy Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Plan for Vacation Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle, Weird & Obscure)

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.

Labor Day

Grandparents Day


Sweetest Day

Giving Tuesday


Chinese New Year