What Happened on August 28, 1990

Historical Events

Big US Open Upset

#1 seed Stefan Edberg loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov in one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history

Baseball Record

Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively

  • F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
1990 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer, born in Linyola, Spain
  • Sam Garret, British singer-songwriter, born in Derbyshire, England
Born in 1990

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, British concert 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 at 77

About August 28, 1990

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation
  • UK #1 Song: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bombalurina Ft. Timmy Mallett