September 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 28, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 271st day of the Gregorian calendar is September 28th. Alexander Fleming discovered a mold-killing bacteria as a predecessor to penicillin when the Brazilian Parliament approved a measure emancipating government-owned slaves and their children. The earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi killed 2100 people.

The 28th of September falls under the sign of Libra. Confucius, Hillary Duff, and Naomi Watts all had famous birthdays. It’s National Neighbor Day today.


Happy Birthday! (September 28, 1929)
Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer and composer. photo source:


(September 28, 2003)
Tennis star Althea Gibson died at the age of 76. She was the first African American to win singles titles at the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957–58), and the United States Open (1957–58). photo source:

(September 28, 2008)
Falcon 1 was successfully launched by SpaceX, making it the first liquid-fueled rocket to reach space sent by a privately owned company. photo source:

(September 28, 2008)
The Singapore Grand Prix marks Formula One's first night race, with Fernando Alonso taking victory. photo source:

(September 28, 2018)
The 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which caused a massive tsunami, killed 4,340 people and injured 10,679 others. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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