March 28 Events in History - March 28 Birthdays - March 28 Deaths
2015 Officials find that Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of downed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, had mental and physical health problems that he hid from the airline; a doctor's note was found excusing him from work on the day that he crashed the plane
2014 Third baseman Miguel Cabrera signs a 10-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $292 million, exceeding the 10-year contract signed by Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees in 2007 for $275 million
2014 Southern California is hit by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale; the quake originated about 22 miles southeast of Los Angeles near La Habra
2013 Australian diplomat Peter Woolcott's draft for the first-ever treaty to regulate the conventional arms trade is discussed by members of the United Nations
2013 Attracting NATO criticism, Russia conducts unscheduled military exercises in the Black Sea
2012 The Mega Millions jackpot in the U.S. reaches a world record in lottery history - $500 million dollars
2012 The Government of Fiji takes over controlling interest in Australia's Qantas airline subsidiary Air Pacific
2011 New South Wales swears in its new Premier, Barry O'Farrell, following its state election
2011 The International Atomic Energy Agency calls for a summit to discuss concerns about nuclear safety following radiation leaks at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
2010 The BBC finds evidence of a massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out by the Lord's Resistance Army last December, in which 321 people, including children, were killed
2005 Sumatran earthquake with a magnitude of 8.7, the second largest earthquake since 1965
1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
1996 "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1995 Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovette split-up
1995 Queensland beat S Australia to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge
1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient
1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game
1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars and Stripes, in a New York court
1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
1986 John N. McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," premieres in New York City
1985 STS-51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 seconds)
1979 British government of Callaghan falls
1979 Lazarus and Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood and night in Ukraine," premieres
1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania (no deaths)
1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59
1977 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky," Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win
1977 Morarji Desai forms government in India
1975 Washington Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth and Company win
1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 65 performances
1967 U.N. Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
1964 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
1963 AFL's New York Titan's become the New York Jets
1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1960 Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African and 1st Filipino cardinal
1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government and installs Panchen Lama
1957 1st National Curling Championship held
1955 New Zealand cricket all out for 26 vs. England at Eden Park
1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon and Kismet win
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (TM) begins broadcasting
1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 365 performances
1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible and Wonderful Town win
1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1953 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1952 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1952 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 New York City college becomes 1st to win NCAA and National Inv Basketball in same year
1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London
1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle and begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1944 NBA rookie of the year in 1966, Rick Barry
1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire
1942 Raid on lock/dock St. Nazaire
1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1939 Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down
1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in New York City
1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
1930 Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara
1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St. New York City
1924 WGN-AM in Chicago, Illinois begins radio transmissions
1922 1st microfilm device introduced
1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St. Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
1920 Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1917 Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
1885 U.S. Salvation Army officially organized
1881 Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum and James A Bailey
1871 San Francisco Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
1866 1st ambulance goes into service
1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1854 During the Crimean War, Britain and France declare war on Russia
1849 Dutch princess Marianne and Prince Albert of Prussia separate
1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1844 Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1837 Felix Mendelssohn marries Cecile Jeanrenaud
1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of U.S.
1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1799 New York State abolished slavery
1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine
1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked and destroyed