September 28 Events in History - September 28 Birthdays - September 28 Deaths



2013 Pakistan's Balochistan province experiences a 6.8-magnitude earthquake four days after the area was struck by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that resulted in over 515 deaths
2013 Italian government ministers belonging to Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party resign
2012 The novel coronavirus alert is lifted by the World Health Organization after they determine the virus, which originated in Saudi Arabia, is not highly contagious
2012 The President of Germany's Social Democratic Party, Sigmar Gabriel recommends Peer Steinbruck as the party's Chancellor candidate for the 2012 German federal election
2011 Japan asks South Korea to refute a plan to build a Korean World War II 'comfort women' monument near Seoul's Japanese embassy
2011 A 26-year old American citizen is arrested by the FBI for a plot to fly remote-controlled planes filled with explosives into the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
2010 One of Al Qaeda's top commanders, Sheikh Mohammad Fateh al Masri, is killed in a recent drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region
2010 An 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes offshore of Oleron, France; no casualties are reported
1998 Europe beats U.S. in Ryder Cup, 14 -13
1997 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
1997 Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting
1997 St. Louis Card Mark McGwire hits his 58th home run of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
1997 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
1996 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team and Sri Lanka
1996 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
1996 New York Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
1996 Nebraska and Penn State are 5th and 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 and Alabama)
1995 Dennis Martinez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
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 vs. W Prov
1995 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank
1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
1994 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line and Oh! Calcutta!)
1994 "Ed Wood" premieres
1994 Ferry boat Estonia capsize and sinks in East Sea, 909 killed
1993 Dennis Martinez is 7th to win 100 games in AL and NL
1993 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
1993 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater New York City
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
1991 "Commish," debuts on ABC-TV
1991 "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley and 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 New York Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
1991 U.N. weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
1990 Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
1988 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yards
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
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
1984 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India vs. Australia, New Delhi)
1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1980 "Charlie and Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 17 performances
1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1978 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
1978 Syrians and Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
1976 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
1976 Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 5th New York City Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
1975 6th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
1975 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad and Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
1974 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
1974 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
1974 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
1974 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
1974 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart and peaks at #36
1974 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minnesota Twin, 4-0
1974 John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (New York City)
1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
1972 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in New York's Carnegie Hall
1972 Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1971 Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in U.S. Embassy in
1971 New York Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
1971 Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
1970 "Words and Music," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
1970 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
1970 Ringo Starr released his "Beaccups of Blues" album
1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (52-14)
1969 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
1969 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
1968 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 286 performances
1968 "Hey Jude" by Beatles peaks at #1
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore New York City for 17 performances
1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hour
1968 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
1968 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother and Holding Co"
1968 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hour
1967 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
1965 Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
1965 Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
1964 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
1963 "King Leonardo," cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
1963 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
1963 "New Phil Silvers Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "Nick Teen and Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
1963 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
1963 "Shari Lewis Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
1963 "Tennessee Tuxedo," cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yards
1963 Murray The K, a New York DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
1962 "Brighter Day," last airs on CBS-TV daytime
1962 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "Jan Murray Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Tonight Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
1962 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
1961 "Doctor Kildare," debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Hazel," starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Purlie Victorious," a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
1961 Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
1961 Ted Williams hits a home run on his last at bat
1961 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
1961 Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
1960 "Millionaire," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," by Connie Francis hits #1
1960 "Queen For A Day," moves to ABC-TV
1960 "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater
1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521
1959 "Hennesey," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story," premieres in Berlin
1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
1958 France adopts constitution
1958 Guinea votes for independence from France
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
1957 "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
1957 "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1957 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
1957 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
1956 "Johnny Carson Show," TV Variety; last airs on CBS-TV
1956 RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers)
1955 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, North Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 "Bob and Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC
1953 "Juvenile Jury," TV Childrens, last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
1953 "Racket Squad," TV Crime Drama, last airs on CBS
1953 Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
1953 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yankees clinch pennant #18
1951 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1950 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
1949 "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
1948 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1946 Greek king George II back in Athens
1945 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
1945 Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
1944 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1944 Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1944 Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game
1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 and 94 yard touchdowns
1940 Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
1940 Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands and attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
1939 Estonia accepts Soviet military bases
1939 Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio
1939 Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) and gives Lithuania to U.S.S.R., last Polish troops surrender
1938 Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye," premieres in New York City
1938 Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1937 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore
1936 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
1936 Brooklyn and Boston play a penalty free NFL game
1933 Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
1932 New York Yankees win World Series The winning pitcher is Babe Ruth beating Red Sox 9-3
1931 Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
1929 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-University of Alberta)
1928 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
1928 New York Yankees clinch pennant #6
1928 Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler
1928 U.S. acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek
1928 Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga," premieres in Moscow
1926 Russia and Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
1924 2 U.S. Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
1924 French government names General Serrail Governor-General of Syria
1924 General Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
1923 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
1923 Radio Times 1st published
1923 Yankees slaughter Red Sox 24-4
1922 Mussolini marches on Rome
1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1920 Dirk Fock appointed as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies
1919 Fastest major league game (51 minutes), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
1915 Battle of Kut-el-Amara: Brits defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
1914 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1912 "Kiche Maru" sinks off Japan, killing 1,000
1912 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
1906 U.S. troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
1904 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, New York City
1901 Guerrilla's assault unarmed U.S. soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
1894 Simon Marks and Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
1889 Carlos I crowned King of Portugal (1889-1908)
1887 Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
1879 Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
1868 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella 2 of Spain to flee to France
1868 Opelousas Massacre at St. Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
1867 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
1858 Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed
1850 U.S. Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
1829 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
1815 Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
1787 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
1785 Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
1781 9,000 American forces and 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown
1767 Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
1760 Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes king of Scotland
1708 Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1687 Venetians take Athens from the Turks
1678 "Pilgrim's Progress" published
1652 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
1621 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1538 Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
1528 Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
1521 Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1394 Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII
1362 Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V
1322 Battle of Muhldorf
1106 Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert
1066 William the Conqueror troops sail to England
351 Constantine II beats emperor Maxentius
235 Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down











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