1253 ~ NiCHiREN BUDDHiSM was founded by Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, who propounded Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time, declaring it to be the essence of Buddhism on the 28th day of April in 1974.
1686 – Michael Brokoff the Czech sculptor was born on the 28th April 1986 (died 1721).
1855 – José Malhoa the Portuguese painter was born on the 28th April 1955 (died 1933).
1900 – Jan Oort the Dutch astronomer was born on the 28th April 1900 (died 1992).
1924 – Dick Ayers the American illustrator was born on the 28th April 1924.
1928 – Yves Klein the French painter was born on the 28th April 1928 (died 1962).
1928 – Eugene Merle Shoemaker the American geologist was born on the 28th April 1928 (died 1997).
1948 ~ Terry Pratchett the English author was born on the 28th April 1948.
1949 – Indian Larry the American motorcycle rider and builder was born on the 28th April 1949 (died 2004).
1950 ~ JAY LENO the American comedian and talk show host was born on the 28th day of April in 1950.
1971 – Brad McEwan the Australian journalist was born on the 28th April 1971.
1974 ~ PENéLOPE CRUZ the Spanish actress was born on the 28th day of April in 1974.
1989 ~ WORKERS’ MEMORiAL DAY was internationally recognized for the first time on the 28th day of April in 1989. Worker’s Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28, it is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
According to the International Labour Organisation across the world:
- Each year, more than two million women and men die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases
- Workers suffer approximately 270 million accidents each year, and fall victim to some 160 million incidents of -related illnesses
- Hazardous substances kill 440,000 workers annually – asbestos claims 100,000 lives
- One worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide. 6,000 workers die every day. More people die whilst at work than those fighting wars
1996 ~ The PORT ARTHUR MASSACRE happened in Tasmania, Australia when Martin Bryant went on a shooting spree, killing 35 people on the 28th day of April in 1996.
2001 ~ Millionaire DENNiS TiTO became the world’s first space tourist on the 28th day of April in 2001.