On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1990

Historical Events

  • 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17

Famous Birthdays

  • David Archuleta, American singer (American Idol runner-up), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
  • Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
  • Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88
1990 Highlights

About December 28, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn