What Happened on March 28, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece
  • Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable), born in Birmingham
  • Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Long Beach, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower