What Happened on April 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)