April 28 in Pop Culture History

April 28 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: BlondieHeart 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: 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 KimbraSomebody That I Used to Know

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