On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1986

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event

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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
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Famous Birthdays

  • George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
  • Ryan Saunders, American basketball head coach (Minnesota Timberwolves 2019), born in Medina, Minnesota
1986 Highlights

About April 28, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus