On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Alf Ramsey, English football manager, dies at 79

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77

  • Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76
  • Walter Gieseler, German composer, dies at 79
1999 Highlights

About April 28, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus