March 28 – Today In History

March 28 – Today In History

We take a look at some of the events that occurred on March 28th.

Today In …

1776 - San Francisco was founded by Juan Bautista de Anza.

1834 - President Andrew Jackson was censured by Congress for his actions with the Second Bank of the United States.

1979 - The Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurred.

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Chris Barrie who appeared in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and its sequel was born in 1960.

Jimmie Dodd the actor/writer/composer who created the “Mickey Mouse Club March” was born in 1910.

John Evan of the rock band Jethro Tull was born in 1948.

Eddie Fatu best known as Umaga to wrestling fans was born in 1973.

Nick Frost who stars in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hott Fuzz” was born in 1972.

Maxim Gorky famed Russian author whose works include “The Mother” was born in 1868.

Curt Hennig best known to wrestling fans as Mr. Perfect was born in 1958.

Ken Howard who appeared in the film “In Her Shoes” as well as on TV’s “Dynasty” and “Crossing Jordan” was born in 1944.

Cheryl James a.k.a. Salt from the singing group Salt-N-Pepa was born in 1964.

Jay Livingston the songwriter who wrote “Button and Bows”, “Que Sera, Sera”, “Silver Bells” and the ever popular theme to TV’s “Bonanza” was born in 1915.

Reba McEntire the singer/actress who sings “Whoever’s in New England” and “Little Rock” as well as the star of TV’s “Reba” was born in 1955.

Shanna Moakler former Miss U.S.A., reality TV star and “Dancing with the Stars” alumni was born in 1975.

Mike Newell the man behind the camera of such films as “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” was born in 1942.

Brett Ratner the man behind the camera of “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Rush Hour” and “The Family Man” was born in 1969.

Julia Stiles who starred in “10 Things I Hate About You” and the remake of “The Omen” was born in 1981.

Vince Vaughn who starred in the films “The Break Up” and “Wedding Crashers” was born in 1970.

Dianne Wiest who appeared in the films “Parenthood” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” and on TV’s “Law & Order” was born in 1948.

We Said Goodbye To…

Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th President of the United States passed away in 1969 at the age of 78.

W.C. Handy the famed blues musician passed away in 1958 at the age of 64.

Hugh O’Connor who starred in TV’s “In the Heat of the Night” and son of actor Carroll O’Connor passed away in 1995 at the age of 32.

Jim Thorpe the legendary football and baseball player passed away in 1953 at the age of 64.

Peter Ustinov the famed actor and Oscar winner for “Quo Vadis” and star of “Death on the Nile” passed away in 2004 at the age of 82.

Maria Von Trapp of the infamous Von Trapp family passed away in 1987 at the age of 82. She was portrayed by Julie Andrews in the film “The Sound of Music”.

Caspar Weinberger former Secretary of Defense passed away in 2006 at the age of 90.

Virginia Woolf the famed author of “Mrs. Dalloway” passed away in 1941 at the age of 41.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1981 - “Rapture” by Blondie
1981 - On The Country Charts – “Texas Women” by Hank Williams Jr.

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