Guest Author - Tammy Cordani
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on April 28th.
Today In …
1788 - Maryland became the 7th U.S. State.
1789- Mutiny on the HMS Bounty happened today!
1910 - The first ever night time flight occurred in England.
1932 - A vaccine for humans to combat yellow fever was introduced.
1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower stepped down as commander of NATO forces.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
Jessica Alba who starred in “Fantastic Four” and “Sin City” was born in 1981.
Ann-Margret who starred in “Tommy” and “Any Given Sunday” was born in 1941.
Lionel Barrymore who starred in “Key Largo” and as Mr. Potter in “It’s A Wonderful Life” was born in 1878.
Penelope Cruz who starred in “Volver”, “Sahara” and “Blow” was born in 1974.
Jorge Garcia who stars on TV’s “Lost” was born in 1973.
Saddam Hussein the former President of Iraq was born in 1937.
Carolyn Jones the actress best remembered as Morticia Addams on the classic TV show “The Addams Family” was born in 1930.
Bruno Kirby who starred in “The Godfather II” and “City Slickers” was born in 1949.
Ferruccio Lamborghini who introduced the Lamborghini automobile to the world was born in 1916.
Harper Lee author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” was born in 1926.
Jay Leno host of the “Tonight Show” was born in 1950.
Mary McDonnell who starred in “Dances With Wolves”, “Independence Day” and on TV’s “Battlestar Galactica” was born in 1952.
James Monroe the 5th President of the United States was born in 1758.
Elisabeth Rohm who starred on TV’s “Law & Order” and “Angel” was born in 1973.
Oskar Schindler the business whose heroics during the Holocaust were the basis for the movie “Schindler’s List” was born in 1908.
Marcia Strassman who starred on TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter” and in the film “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” was born in 1948.
Kari Wuhrer who starred in “Anaconda” and on TV’s “Sliders” was born in 1967.
We Said Goodbye To…
Rory Calhoun who starred in TV’s “The Texan” passed away in 1999 at the age of 76.
Chris Candido the professional wrestler passed away in 2005 at the age of 33.
Ken Curtis the actor best remembered as Festus on TV's "Gunsmoke" passed away in 1991 at the age of 74.
Benito Mussolini the former Italian dictator was killed in 1945 at the age of 61.
Claretta Petacci the mistress of Benito Mussolini was killed trying to save him in 1945 at the age of 33.
Lou Thesz the pro wrestling champion passed away in 2002 at the age of 86.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
1973 - On The Country Charts – “Behind Closed Doors” by Charlie Rich
1979 - “Heart Of Glass” by Blondie
1984 - On The Country Charts – “Right Or Wrong” by George Strait
2001 - On The Country Charts – “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You” by Brooks & Dunn
Musical Moments In…
2003 – Apple officially launched its iTunes store today! Music downloading hasn’t been the same since!
Memorable Sports Moments In…
1923 - The first game at Wembley Stadium happened today. The Bolton Wanderers defeated West Ham United by a score of 2 to 0 for the FA Cup.
1930 - The first pro baseball game to take place at night occurred in Kansas!
1990 - Axl Rose and Erin Everly were married. The marriage would be annulled a few months later.
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