What Happened on April 28, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Elisabeth Röhm, American actress
  • Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), born in Konstanz, West Germany (d. 2015)
  • Jorge Garcia, American actor
  • Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

Famous Deaths

  • Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
  • Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62