April 28


1788 – Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. constitution.

1789 – A mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift.

1818 – President James Monroe proclaimed naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.

1896 – The Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan.

1897 – The apple blossom was adopted as the official Michigan state flower.

1910 – First night air flight was performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.

1914 – W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.

1919 – The first successful parachute jump was made.

1930 – The first organized night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas.

1932 – The yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced.

1937 – The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York, NY. It was created by Douglas Leight.

1957 – Mike Wallace was seen on TV for the first time. He was the host of “Mike Wallace Interviews.”

1959 – Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last time in the final broadcast of “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” on CBS-TV.

1962 – In the Sahara Desert of Algeria, a team led by Red Adair used explosives to put out the well fire known as the Devil’s Cigarette Lighter. The fire was caused by a pipe rupture on November 6, 1961.

1967 – Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of boxing title. He cited religious grounds for his refusal.

1976 – The Attorney General declared that the state of Michigan is not obligated to pay for a prison inmate’s sex change operation.

1985 – The largest sand castle in the world was completed near St. Petersburg, FL. It was four stories tall.

1986 – For the first time, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl version. The album was “The Art of Excellence” by Tony Bennett. It was his first album upon re-signing with Columbia Records.

1987 – On a plane that was returning to Boston, MA from Miami, FL Ozzy Osbourne bought three rounds of drinks and sang “Crazy Train” over the PA system.

1988 – Near Maui, HI, flight attendant Clarabelle “C.B.” Lansing was blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243 (a Boeing 737) and fell to her death when part of the plane’s fuselage ripped open in mid-flight.

1991 – The Strippers Hall of Fame opened in California.

1992 – The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart.

1994 – Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had given U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pleaded guilty to espionage and tax evasion. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

1996 – President Bill Clinton gave a 4 1/2 hour videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.

1999 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 – Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – A Russian rocket launched from Central Asia with the first space tourist aboard. The crew consisted of California businessman Dennis Tito and two cosmonauts. The destination was the International Space Station for eight days. Businessman Dennis Tito paid $20 million for the trip.

2003 – The iTunes Music Store launched with over 200,000 items to purchase. They sold more than 1 million songs in the first week.

2004 – The iTunes Music Store marked its first anniversary with over 70 million songs sold.

2005 – The compilation CD “Beatles One” is certified “diamond”, for passing 10 million in sales.

2006 – Rosie O’Donnell confirms that she’s returning to daytime television, as co-host of “The View”.

2008 – India set a world record when it sent 10 satellites into orbit from a single launch.

2014 – Craig Ferguson announces he’s leaving “The Late Late Show” after nine years.



Ann-Margret 1941 – Singer, actress (“Viva Las Vegas”, “Grumpy Old Men”, “Carnal Knowledge”, “Tommy”, “The Cincinnati Kid”, “A Pocketful of Miracles”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, “State Fair”)

Paul Guilfoyle 1949 – Actor (TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”)

Jay Leno 1950 – Comedian, television talk show host (TV’s “The Tonight Show” – retired on February 6th, 2014)

Mary McDonnell 1952 – Actress (“Dancing With Wolves”, “Donnie Darko”, “Independence Day”, “Grand Canyon”, “Battlestar Gallactica”)

John Daly 1966 – Golfer

Kari Wuhrer 1967 – Actress (“Eight Legged Freaks”, “Anaconda”, TV’s “Sliders”, MTV’s “Remote Control”)

Simba Khali 1971 – Actress (TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun”)

Bridget Moynahan 1971 – Actress (“Lord of War”, “I”, “Robot”, “The Sum of All Fears”, “Coyote Ugly”)

Elisabeth Röhm 1973 – Actress (TV’s “Law & Order”, “Angel”)

Jorge Garcia 1973 – Actor (TV’s “Becker”, “Lost”, “Hawaii Five-O”)

Penelope Cruz 1974 – Actress (“Vicki Christina Barcelona”, “Nine”, “Volver”, “Sahara”, “Vanilla Sky”, “Blow”)

Nate Richert 1978 – Actor (TV’s ” Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”)

Jessica Alba 1981 – Actress (TV’s “Dark Angel”, movies “Valentine’s Day”, “The Love Guru”, “Awake”, “The Eye”, “Into the Blue”, “Fantastic Four”, “Rise of the Silver Surfer”, “Sin City”)

Harry Shum Jr. 1982 – Actor (TV’s “Glee”)

Jenna Ushkowitz 1986 – Actor (TV’s “Glee”)



Biological Clock Day

Blueberry Pie Day

Childcare Professionals Day

Cubicle Day

Hairball Awareness Day

Kiss Your Mate Day

Shrimp Scampi Day

Superhero Day

Teach Your Children to Save Day

Workers’ Memorial Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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1 Comment

  1. April 28, 2017 - 7:51 am

    Thank you for this BIRTHDAY gift. It was very interesting to know all the facts that happened on my BIRTHDAY
    Thank you


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