What Happened on April 28


Historical Events

1253 – -May 7th) Utrecht destroyed by fire
1865 – Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “L’Africaine” premieres in Paris
1901 – Cleveland’s Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
1919 – American stuntman and parachute developer Leslie Irvin (23) makes first premeditated free-fall parachute jump from a plane above US the Army Air Service’s McCook Field near Dayton, Ohio
1971 – Dutch social democratic party/D’66/DS’70 win parliamentary election
1988 – Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row

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Famous Birthdays

1753 – Franz K. Achard, German physicist and chemist, born in Berlin (d. 1821)
1902 – Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (Lillelord), born in Kristiana, Norway (d. 1979)
1944 – Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
1964 – Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese video game music composer, born in Matsumoto City, Nagano, Japan
1979 – Bahram Radan, Iranian actor (The Passion of Love), born in Tehran, Iran
1986 – George [Nozuka], Canadian-Japanese RandB singer-songwriter (“Talk To Me”), born in New York City

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Famous Deaths

1109 – Saint Hugh of Cluny, 6th abbot of Cluny, dies at 84
1974 – Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70
1993 – Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
1997 – Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), dies at 88
2000 – Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, dies at 74
2016 – Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), dies of cancer at 68

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