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April 28th In Pop Culture History

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 - 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

April 28th Celebrity Birthdays

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Charles Cotton (1630)
5th U.S. President, James Monroe (1758)
Actor, Sidney Toler (1874)
Actor, Lionel Barrymore (1878, d.1974)
Actor, Bryant Washburn (1889)
Mentalist, Joseph Dunninger (1892)
Actor, Michael T Fitzmaurice (1908)
Businessman, Oskar Schindler (1908, d.1974)
Actor, Fran Vroons (1911)
Comic creator, Lee Falk (1911, d.1999)
Auto manufacturer, Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916, d.1993)
Actor, Robert Cornthwaite (1917)
Musician, Nan Merriman (1920)
Actress, Adele Mara (1923)
Author, Harper Lee (1926)
Musician, Blossom Dearie (1926)
Actress, Carolyn Jones (1929)
Actor, Richard C Sarafian (1930, d.2013)
Musician, Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson (1933)
Iraqi Dictator, Saddam Hussein (1937, d.2006)
Actress, Madge Sinclair (1938)
TV host, Fred Dibnah (1938, d.2004)
Actress, Ann-Margaret 'Olsson' (1941)
Musician, Fantastic Johnny C (1943)
Chef, Alice Waters (1944)
Musician, Ginette Reno (1946)
Musician, Steve Khan (1947)
Actress, Marcia Strassman (1948)
Actress, Dorothy Berryman (1948)
Stuntsman, Indian Larry (1949, d.2004)
Actor, Bruno Kirby (1949, d.2006)
Comedian, Jay Leno (1950)
Actor, Willie Colon (1950)
Actress, Mary McDonnell (1952)
Musician, Kim Gordon (1953)
Musician, Eddie Jobson (1955)
Actor, Paul Guilfoyle (1955)
Actress, Nancy Lee Grahn (1958)
Musician, Wally Langdon (1960)
Director, Mark Stephen Robinson (1964)
Voice Actor, Steven Blum (1965)
Musician, Too Short (1966)
Golfer, John Daly (1966)
Model, Monique Noel (1967)
Actress, Kari Wuher (1967)
Musician, Howard Donald (1968)
Actor, Chris Young (1971)
Actress, Simbi Khali (1971)
Actress, Bridget Moynahan (1971)
Musician, Joseph Bruce (1972)
Actress, Elisabeth Rohm (1973)
Actor, Jorge Garcia (1973)
Actress, Penelope Cruz (1974)
Actor, Nate Richert (1978)
Musician, Lauren Laverne (1978)
Actor, Bahram Radan (1979)
Actress, Jessica Alba (1981)
Actor, Harry Shum, Jr (1982)
Musician, George Nozuka (1986)
Actress, Jenna Ushkowitz (1986)
Model, Stephanie Corneliussen (1987)
Sara Paxton (1988)

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