April 28 in Pop Culture History
|April 28th is…
Biological Clock Day
Blueberry Pie Day
Clean Comedy Day
Kiss Your Mate Day
Pay It Forward Day
Great Poetry Reading Day
Workers’ Memorial Day
World Day For Safety and Health At Work
1789 – The HMS Bounty was taken over in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the first mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small boat.
1919 – The first jump with the Army manually operated (jump first, then pull the chute) army parachute was made by Leslie LeRoy Irvin in Dayton, Ohio.
1953 – The US Patent (#2,636,176) was issued for an ‘overcoat for two people’ to Howard C. Rossin.
1965 – My Name Is Barbra, Barbra Streisand’s first TV special, aired on CBS.
1967 – World boxing champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) refused to be inducted into the US Army and was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title.
1975 – Tom Snyder interviewed ex-Beatle John Lennon on The Tomorrow Show.
1979 – #1 Hit April 28, 1979 – May 4, 1979: Blondie – Heart of Glass
1988 – Over Maui, Hawaii, 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.
1994- The Simpsons aired its 100th episode
1997 – Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Musical) Opened on April 28, 1997 and closed on January 7, 2001
2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito became the world’s first space tourist.
2012 – #1 Hit April 28, 2012 – June 22, 2012: Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know