March 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, March 28, 1891, the world's first weightlifting championship took place?

March 28th is officially Black Forest Cake Day and Something On A Stick Day.

Today marks day 87 of the year, and we have 278 days left of the year.

This day in history saw many interesting events in fields like health, sports, environment, business and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1891, the world’s first weightlifting championship took place? The first World Champion was Edward L. Levy from England.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 28th in history!

What Events Happened On March 28 In History?

2019 The European Union Parliament declared single-use plastics were to be banned by 2021.

2017 The world’s largest dinosaur footprint was discovered.

OTD in 2017: The world's largest dinosaur footprint was discovered.

The 5.5 foot (1.7 meter) gigantic dinosaur footprint was discovered in Kimberley, Western Australia. Paleontologists also found 21 different types of dinosaur prints on this day, making it the most diverse collection.

2017 The UK issued a new 12-sided £1 coin into circulation.

2009 The strain of swine flu known as H1N1 had its first case in the US.

1995 Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Bank merged to become the world’s largest bank.


1979 A nuclear disaster occurred at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, US.

OTD in 1979: A nuclear disaster occurred at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania

The accident began when a pressure valve refused to close, causing a radiation leak.

1960 Stanley Kramer became the first person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kramer was an American film director and producer.

1949 The term “Big Bang” was coined by Fred Hoyle in a radio interview.

Despite coining the term, Hoyle refuted the scientific theory.

1933 An Imperial Airways passenger aircraft crashed in Belgium, killing all fifteen on board.

It was quite likely the first time in history that an aircraft crashed due to sabotage. In an attempt to escape from the police, one of the passengers set fire to the plane and leaped from it before it crash-landed. No one, including the accused saboteur, survived.

1891 The world’s first weightlifting championship took place in London, England.

OTD in 1891: The world's first weightlifting championship took place in London

There were only seven athletes who took part in the event, and the winner was Edward Lawrence.


1801 The Treaty of Florence was signed, which ended the war between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Naples.

364 AD Roman Emperor Valentinian I made his brother, Flavius Valens, his co-emperor.

Famous People Born On March 28

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Lady Gaga. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1986 Lady Gaga

American Singer

Lady Gaga
36 years old
Born In:
New York, USA
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2003 Connor Finnerty

American Dancer

Connor Finnerty
19 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1981 Julia Stiles

American Actress

Julia Stiles
41 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1970 Vince Vaughn

American Actor

Vince Vaughn
52 years old
Born In:
Minnesota, USA

Special Holidays On March 28

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

March 28: National Black Forest Cake Day

National Black Forest Cake Day

Black forest cake has got to be one of the most deliciously decadent cakes out there, which makes it a particular shame that they’re not so popular these days. So celebrate today by eating a piece of it at your local cafe, if they have it; otherwise, you’ll just have to make your own!

March 28: National Something On A Stick Day

National Something On A Stick Day

There’s nothing more nostalgic than sitting around a campfire and trying to cook something on a stick. If you can’t make it outdoors on Something On A Stick Day, fret not, as you can always cook something at home on skewers instead - a skewer is technically a stick!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The only window that opens on the presidential car is the driver’s window to pay tolls. It also has no keyholes, and only the Secret Service knows how to open the doors.

March 28 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on March 28 share the Aries zodiac sign.

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. Arians continuously look for competition and like to be first for everything.

People born during March have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is a sea-blue color and has long been a symbol of youth, health, and hope.

If you were born on March 28, your estimated date of conception would be July 5 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on March 28, 2023, will likely be due later this year around December 19.

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