April 28 Birthdays in History - April 28 Deaths - April 28 Events
1981 Jessica Alba, born in Pomona, California, actress, appeared in television series, 'Dark Angel', films include, 'Sin City', 'Into the Blue', 'Good Luck Chuck'
1978 Nate Richert, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, actor, Harvey-Sabrina
1975 James Thrash, wide receiver for the Washington Redskins
1975 Martin Lewis, NBA guard for the Toronto Raptors
1974 Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman, Team Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1974 Penelope Cruz, born in Alcobendas, Spain, actress, films include, 'Vanilla Sky', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Sahara', 'Volver', 'Sex and the City 2'
1973 Earl Holmes, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 Marc Blake Schneider, born in Lubbock, Texas, rower, Olympics-bronze-1996
1973 Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle, New York Jets, Tennessee Oilers
1973 Serge Zwikker, NBA center for the Houston Rockets
1973 Elisabeth Rohm, American Actress
1972 Jan Benda, Reet Belgium, hockey forward, Team Germany 1998
1972 Jean-Paul van Gastel, soccer player, Willem II
1972 Michelle Menzies, born in Barrie, Ontario, Canadian ice pairs, 1995, 96 Can champs
1972 Jorge Garcia, American Actor
1971 Chris Young, Penn, actor, Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors
1971 Meredith McGrath, born in Midland, Michigan, tennis star, 1996 Essen doubles
1971 Mihai Apostal, born in Bucharest, Romania, Canadian kayaker 1996 Olympics
1971 Simbi Khali, actress, Nina-Third Rock From the Sun
1970 Jason Belser, defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts
1970 Mark Harris, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
1970 Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman, Team Sweden, Detroit
1970 Richard Fromberg, born in Australia, tennis star
1969 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, born in Toronto, Ontario, basketball center 1996 Olympics
1968 Andy Flower, cricketer, Zimbabwe keeper and victorious Test captain
1968 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback for the BC Lions
1968 Mark Carrier, NFL safety, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
1968 Daisy Berkowitz, American Musician
1967 Monique Noel, born in Salem, Oregon, playmate, May, 1989
1967 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs
1966 Jim Poole, born in Rochester, New York, pitcher, Cleveland Indians
1966 John Patrick Daly, born in born in Sacramento, California, PGA golfer, 1995 British Open
1964 Barry Larkin, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds
1964 Helen Marina Lucy Windsor, England, daughter of Prince Edward
1964 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/captain, Olympics-4th-88, 96
1963 Thomas Perry, born in Germany, born Thomas Wellnowski, singer, songwriter, lead vocalist for Surprises band, performed own compositions on 'The Ballad Album'
1962 Evguenni Rochtchin, NHL forward, Team Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1961 Cathy Gerring, born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, LPGA golfer, 1990 Lady Keystone Open
1958 Nancy Lee Grahn, actress, Santa Barbara
1958 Hal Sutton, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, professional golfer, 1980 College Player of the Year by 'Golf Magazine', ranked in top-10 Official World Golf Rankings 1986 - 1987
1957 Leopold Eyharts, born in France, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27
1956 Jeremy John Beadle, writer/broadcaster
1956 Paul S. Lockhart, born in Amarillo, Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
1955 Eddie Jobson, rock violinist, Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure
1953 Kim Gordon, American Musician
1952 Mary McDonnell, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, actress, Sneakers, Independence Day
1950 Jay Leno, New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host, Tonight Show
1950 Willie Colon, born in born in Bronx, New York, actor, Last Flight
1949 Jerome "Jay" Apt, Springfield Massachusetts, astronaut, STS-37, 47, 59, 79
1949 Tom Cole, American Politician
1948 Marcia Strassman, born in New York City, actress, Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter
1948 Terry Pratchett, English Author
1948 Terry Prachett, English Author
1947 Steve Khan, jazz musician, Christmas Waltz
1945 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer, one Test India vs. New Zealand 1969
1943 Fantastic Johnny Corley, U.S. singer, Boogaloo down Broadway
1943 John Oliver Creighton, born in Orange, Texas, Captain USN/astronaut, STS-51G, 36, 48
1942 Ghislaine Hermanez, architect
1942 Mike Brearley, cricketer, outstanding England captain 1977-81
1941 Ann Margret, born in Valsjobya Sweden, actress, Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy
1938 Beverly F. Albert, architect
1938 Madge Sinclair, Kingston Jamaica, actress, Bell-Roots, Trapper John
1937 Saddam Hussein, At-Takriti, president of Iraq, 1979 - 2003
1936 John Martin Tchicai, composer
1934 Diane Johnson, American Novelist
1933 Karl Heinz Wahren, composer
1933 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
1932 Marek Kopelent, born in Czechoslovakia, composer, contemporary music, New Music movement pioneer
1930 Christopher John Magenis Headington, composer
1930 James Baker III, Houston, Secretary of Treasury, 1985 - 1988, Secretary of State, 1989 - 1992
1929 Carolyn Jones, born in Amarillo, Texas, actress, Morticia-Addams Family
1928 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
1927 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire, Twinings Tea
1926 Harper Lee, author, To Kill a Mockingbird
1925 Richard C. Sarafian, New York City, director/actor, Foley Square
1924 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president, Zambia, 1964-91
1924 Kenneth Kaunda, Statesman
1923 Adele Mara, born in Dearborn, Michigan, actress and singer, Cool Million, Wheels
1923 Wolfgang Steffen, composer
1922 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, Volksunie
1922 Iser J Koepermann, Russian/U.S. world checkers champ, 1958-68, 75-76
1922 William Broomfield, born in Royal Oak, Michigan, Representative-R-Michigan 1957 - 1993
1922 Alistair Maclean, Scottish Novelist
1921 Rowland Evans, born in White Marsh, Pennsylvania, news reporter, CNN-Evans and Novak
1920 Nan Merriman, U.S./Netherlands singer, Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra
1917 Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer, Naked Life
1917 Robert Anderson, born in New York, writer, Tea and Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father
1917 Robert Cornthwaite, born in St. Helen, Oregon, actor, Thing, War of the Worlds
1914 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
1912 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France, WW II
1911 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director, Netherlands Opera
1908 Arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop
1908 Jack Fingleton, cricketer, Australian opener of 30's
1908 Michael T. Fitzmaurice, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Reported Missing, 14 Hours
1908 Oskar Schindler, born in Svitavy, Moravia, Businessman
1907 Marion Coulon, Belgian theoriest, Jeunesse la derive
1906 Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/U.S. astronomer, Milky Way
1906 Kurt Godel, Austria, mathematician, Incompleteness Theorem
1906 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, born in Paris, France, novelist, Vertigo
1901 Corry Vonk, Cornelia D, wife of Wim Kan, ABC-cabaret
1900 Bruno Apitz, born in Leipzip, Germany, writer, published poems in Communist newspapers, novel 'Nackt unter Wolfen', Naked Among the Wolves, translated into more than thirty languages
1900 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer, hypothesized "Oort Cloud"
1900 Maurice Thorez, Secretary-General, French Communist Party
1892 Georges Antoine, composer
1892 John Jacob Niles, composer
1892 Joseph Dunninger, born in New York City, mentalist, Amazing Dunninger
1889 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, premier/dictator Portugal, 1932-68
1889 Bryant Washburn, born in Chicago, actor, Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga
1889 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear admiral
1888 Henry DG Crerar, Canadian general, WW I/Italy/Netherland
1886 Erich Salomon, German photographer
1882 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
1879 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
1879 Franz Arnold, writer
1878 Lionel Barrymore, Blythe, Philadelphia, actor, Free Soul, Dr. Kildare
1876 Frank Cavanagh, one of football's coaching greats
1874 Karl Kraus, born in Austria, journalist, writer, aphorist, playwright, poet, satirist, essayist, known for witty criticisms of the press, politics, German culture
1874 Sidney Toler, Warrensburg, Missouri, actor, Madame X, Meeting at Midnight
1873 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist, Beethoven-Association
1870 Hermann Suter, composer
1868 Emile Bernard, writer
1864 William F. A. Ellison, Irish clergyman/director, Armagh Observatory
1848 Ludvig Schytte, composer
1846 Johann E. Backlund, Swedish astronomer, planets/asteroids
1842 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil, 1870-89
1838 Tobias M Carel Asser, Holland, advocate of world law, Nobel 1911
1827 William Hall, Canadian Soldier
1826 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer
1825 James Winning McMillan, Major General Union volunteers
1815 Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General Union volunteers
1812 Daniel Henry Rucker, Major General Union Army
1810 Daniel Ullmann, Major General Union volunteers
1809 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist
1798 Duncan Forbes, British Writer
1795 Charles Sturt, England, explorer, Australia
1774 Francis Baily, describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse
1770 Nikita P. Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs
1758 James Monroe, Westmoreland, Virginia, D-R, 5th President, 1817-25
1757 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer
1753 Franz K Achard, German physicist
1750 Paul Ignaz Kurzinger, composer
1748 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer
1715 Franz Sparry, composer
1698 Karel Jozef, ruler of Batthyanyi
1630 Charles Cotton, English Poet
1592 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral
1442 Edward IV, King of England, 1461-70, 71-83