On This Day in History for September 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 173 of 173

  • 1963 Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
  • 1964 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
  • 1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
  • 1965 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100
  • 1967 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
  • 1968 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
  • 1968 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
  • 1968 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
  • 1969 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • 1969 SPD wins West German Parliament elections

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1970 Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1971 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • 1971 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 1972 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • 1973 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 1974 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
  • 1974 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • 1974 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
  • 1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • 1974 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36

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1974 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 1974 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
  • 1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
  • 1975 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • 1975 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • 1975 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • 1976 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
  • 1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
  • 1978 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
  • 1978 Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
  • 1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • 1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1987 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • 1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • 1988 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • 1990 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
  • 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 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • 1992 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • 1992 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
  • 1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • 1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • 1994 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea

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1995 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat sign accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO

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 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 116 of 116

  • 1947 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • 1947 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • 1951 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
  • 1955 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • 1958 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • 1959 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • 1961 Anne White, Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
  • 1961 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1965 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • 1966 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1969 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • 1969 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1972 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1976 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1996 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History