Historical Events on September 28 (Part 2)

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  • 1980 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit
  • 1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • 1982 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • 1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1984 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • 1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
  • 1985 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
  • 1985 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
  • 1985 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
  • 1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12
  • 1985 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • 1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds

  • 1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • 1987 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • 1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • 1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1988 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
  • 1988 Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games
  • 1988 American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of team mates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • 1988 Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
  • 1990 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House

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1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1991 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1991 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
  • 1991 "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
  • 1991 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • 1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • 1991 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • 1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • 1992 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
  • 1992 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • 1992 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies

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1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • 1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • 1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

  • 1994 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins A Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1994 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea
  • 1995 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic
  • 1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win

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1995 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • 1995 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
  • 1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov

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1995 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat sign accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1995 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • 1996 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
  • 1996 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • 1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • 1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • 1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • 1997 Ryder Cup Golf, Valderrama GC, Spain: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup; first time event contested in continental Europe; first of 6 consecutive victories at home by Europe
  • 1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • 2000 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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2008 SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2008 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2
  • 2009 The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
  • 2012 Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 2012 Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
  • 2013 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time
  • 2015 DNA controllers for the age women go into menopause announced in "Nature Genetics" by reseach team from Exeter and Cambridge universities
  • 2015 NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars

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2015 Trevor Noah succeeds Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show"

Comedian and TV Host Trevor Noah
Comedian and TV Host
Trevor Noah
Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US

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2017 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • 2018 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits just off island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, setting off a tsunami that hits cities of Donggala and Palu, at least 1649 people killed
  • 2018 Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness
  • 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape in 2009 in US lawsuit filed in Nevada