On This Day

Historical Events on September 28 (Part 2)

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  • 1980 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship 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 Single

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

  • 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
  • 1984 Krzysztof Penderecki's initial version of "A Polish Requiem" premieres with Mstislav Rostropovich leading the Stuttgart Radio Symphony

Music History

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

Television 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)

Sports History

1988 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale's record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings [1]

  • 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 teammates 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

Music History

1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • 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

Television Premiere

1992 UK morning TV show "The Big Breakfast" presented by Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin and Paula Yates, produced by Bob Geldof premieres

Sports History

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

  • 1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • 1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"

Television Finale

1994 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

  • 1994 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance, joining "A Chorus Line" and "Oh! Calcutta!" in the 5,000 club

Film Premier

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

  • 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

Film & TV History

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
  • 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

Film & TV History

1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

Baseball Record

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

  • 2000 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 2003 Final game played at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Atlanta Braves defeat Phillies, 5-2

Historic Event

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

  • 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 research team from Exeter and Cambridge universities
  • 2015 NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1000 in Haiti, the Caribbean and the US

Film & TV History

2017 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

  • 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

Sports History

2018 Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape in 2009 in US lawsuit filed in Nevada

  • 2019 Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacecraft Starship, designed to travel to Mars and the solar system and land back on earth
  • 2019 Hurricane Lorenzo becomes 1st category 5 storm to be recorded so far north and east, 1,420 miles southwest of the Azores
  • 2020 COVID-19 recorded global death toll passes 1 million with over 33 million known cases (Johns Hopkins)
  • 2020 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta: Tampa Bay Lightning claim second championship in franchise history with a 2-0 Game 6 win over Dallas Stars; win series 4-2
  • 2021 Russia reports its highest daily COVID-19 death toll of 852 amid its third wave of infections with less than half of the population vaccinated with one dose [1]

Film Premier

2021 James Bond film "No Time To Die", the last starring Daniel Craig, premieres after an 18 month delay due to the pandemic

  • 2021 US National Inventors Hall of Fame announces it will induct two Black women for the first time; Engineer Marian Croak and ophthalmologist Dr. Patricia Bath