What Happened on April 28, 2016

Historical Events

  • George Wolfe's musical "Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed", based on Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's original revue, and featuring Audra MacDonald and Billy Porter, opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 100 performances
  • NFL Draft: Cal quarterback Jared Goff first pick by Los Angeles Rams

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Howard, British comic actor (Hi-de-Hi!), dies of blood cancer at 78
  • Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), dies at 81
  • Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), dies of cancer at 68

About April 28, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • UK #1 Song: One Dance - Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla