On This Day: January 28th
This is 28th day of the year and 338 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—2 Shevat 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 4th day of the 1st month of 4718 (Geng Zi)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
1912–56, American painter, born in Cody, Wyo.
Arthur Rubinsteinconcert pianist
Sir Henry Morton Stanleyexplorer
William Seward Burroughsinventor
Sarah McLachlansinger, songwriter
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.