On This Day

On This Day in History for September 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1970 Anwar Sadat replaces the late Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1971 Hungarian cardinal József Mindszenty after 15 years refuge in US Embassy in Budapest is allowed to leave the country
  • 1971 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 1972 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
  • 1973 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

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1974 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 1975 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • 1975 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • 1976 US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
  • 1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
  • 1978 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
  • 1978 Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
  • 1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
  • 1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
  • 1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
  • 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)
  • 1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12
  • 1985 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • 1987 Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
  • 1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
  • 1990 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
  • 1991 "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
  • 1991 UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
  • 1992 Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
  • 1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • 1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • 1994 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea

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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 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • 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
Elon Musk
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • 1958 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • 1961 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • 1962 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1965 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • 1966 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1969 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • 1969 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1972 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • 1976 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • 1996 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History