On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns
  • The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), born in Strömstad, Sweden (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • Rod Serling, American writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)