April 28 in Pop Culture History

April 28 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

April 28 History Highlights

  • 1789 – The Mutiny on the Bounty took place.
  • 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.
  • 2001 – Dennis Tito became the first tourist in space, paying the Russian Space Agency a reputed $20,000,000 to join the crew of Soyuz TM.
  • If you were born on April 28th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… August 5th (prior year)

The Dark Side of the Moon Album

Selling over 45,000,000 copies, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon spent a total of 923 weeks (17 years, 9 months) on the Billboard 200 chart overall, including a 741 week (14 years, 3 months) stint after being released. Pink Floyd’s famous Dark Side of the Moon cover art improperly displays refraction through a prism.

April 28 is…

Blueberry Pie Day
Kiss Your Mate Day
Superhero Day

April 28 Birthday Quotes

“Being perfect is being flawed, accepting it, and never letting it make you feel less than your best.”
– Jessica Alba

“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”
– Saddam Hussein

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
– Harper Lee

“We should make politicians dress like race car drivers; when they get money, make them wear the company logos on their suit.”
– Jay Leno

“I hated the brutality, the sadism, and the insanity of Nazism. I just couldn’t stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could, what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That’s all there is to it. Really, nothing more.”
– Oskar Schindler

April 28 Birthdays

1758 – James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (died in 1831)
1878 – Lionel Barrymore, American actor (died in 1954)
1908 – Oskar Schindler, German industrialist and humanitarian (died in 1974)
1911 – Lee Falk, comic strip writer and illustrator (died in 1999)
1924 – Dick Ayers, American comic book author and illustrator (died in 2014)
1926 – Harper Lee, American novelist (died in 2016)
1937 – Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (died in 2006)
1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer
1949 – Bruno Kirby, American actor (died in 2006)
1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host
1974 – Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress
1981 – Jessica Alba, American actress

April 28 History

1788 – Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.

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.

1923 – Wembley Stadium opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.

1953 – The US Patent (#2,636,176) was issued for an ‘overcoat for two people’ to Howard C. Rossin.

1965My 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.

1973The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios reached number one on the US Billboard chart

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 – Broadway Show – Jekyll & Hyde (Musical) April 28, 1997

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

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The Milky Way Galaxy is called that, because the Romans called it Via Galactica, meaning Road Made of Milk.

“Good job, guys. Let’s just not come in tomorrow. Let’s just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I wanna try it.” – Tony Stark

Boston’s Irreversible Law of Clutter: In any household, junk accumulates to fill the space available for its storage.

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” – Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) in Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939

The plot of Star Wars would be a whole lot different if the Empire had security cameras in their hallways.

Kids these days are so ungrateful! Back in my day all we had to do was sit around in nothingness and the only exciting thing that ever happened was the big bang.

There are silence and darkness, but no word for an absence of touching.

Anyone know any games to kill some time? Preferably something I can play and look like I’m working.

No time like the present = No time. Like the present.

Maybe the Bermuda Triangle disappearances can be explained by a fearsome creature that not only destroys ships but also flies into the air to wreck aircraft.

The Capital of Tanzania is Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)

Liberty Island and The Statue of Liberty are New York City-owned but physically reside entirely within New Jersey.

More Pop Culture History Resources