Historical Events on September 28 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 270 of 270

  • 1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • 1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • 1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
  • 1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • 1982 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • 1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1984 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • 1984 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
  • 1985 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
  • 1985 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
  • 1985 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
  • 1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12
  • 1985 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • 1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • 1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
  • 1987 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • 1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • 1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1988 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • 1990 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House

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1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • 1991 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1991 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • 1991 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • 1991 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • 1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • 1991 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • 1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • 1992 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • 1992 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • 1992 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies

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1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • 1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • 1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1994 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

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1994 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1994 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea
  • 1995 "Batman Forever" released Czech Republic
  • 1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win

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1995 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • 1995 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
  • 1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov

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1995 Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1995 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • 1996 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
  • 1996 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • 1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • 1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • 1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • 1997 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain
  • 1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

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1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • 2000 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 2008 SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
  • 2009 The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
  • 2012 Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2012 Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
  • 2013 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • 2014 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • 2015 DNA controllers for the age women go into menopause announced in "Nature Genetics" by reseach team from Exeter and Cambridge universities
  • 2015 NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US