On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

Famous Deaths

  • Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71

Person of interestTed Hughes

Ted Hughes, Poet and British Poet Laureate (1984-98), dies aged 68