On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1990

Historical Events

  • Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
  • F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
  • Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov

Famous Birthdays

  • Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer, born in Linyola, Spain
  • Sam Garret, British singer-songwriter, born in Derbyshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Jackson, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star; MLB wins leader 1964; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 59
  • Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, dies at 83
  • Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
1990 Highlights

About August 28, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo