On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Van Ness, American hairstylist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Quincy, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music" (Trapp Family Singers), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67