Today's Holidays for September 28
Birthday of Confucius as celebrated in the Republic of China.
Today's History Trivia for September 28
1968 First North American Soccer League championship The Atlanta chiefs defeat the San Diego Toros.
1955 First World Series game televised in color Between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1920 Black Sox Scandal Eight members of the Chicago White Sox are indicted for accepting bribes to throw the World Series. They were banned from baseball even though they were eventually acquitted.
1904 Women's Rights A New York City policeman tells a woman "You can't do that on Fifth Ave," as she is arrested for smoking a cigarette in an open automobile.
1892 First U.S. football night game Mansfield State Normal School ties Wyoming Seminary (0-0). The lighting was inadequate and the game was called after 20 minutes.
1850 Flogging abolished The U.S. abolishes flogging in the Navy and Merchant Marine.
1542 First Europeans to reach the Pacific coast Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo lands at San Diego Bay.
Today's Birthdays for September 28
1934 Brigitte Bardot French actress, animal rights activist, "Sex Kitten." Film: …And God Created Woman (1957).
1926 Jerry Clower d. 1998 American comedian, with many jokes about the Ledbetter family.
1924 Marcello Mastroianni d. 1996 (Marcello Mastrojanni), Italian actor. Film: La Dolce Vita (1959), 8½ (1963), and Divorce Italian Style (1961).
1923 William Windom d. 2012 American actor. TV: Murder, She Wrote (Dr. Seth Hazlitt).
1916 Peter Finch d. 1977 (William Mitchell), British Oscar-winning actor. Film: Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971, British Film Academy Award) and Network (1976, Oscar - the first posthumously-awarded Oscar).
1915 Ethel Rosenberg d. 1953 American traitor. She and her husband Julius became the first U.S. citizens executed for treason during peace time. They had been convicted of selling top secret information to the Soviets.
1913 Alice Marble d. 1990 American tennis player, winner of four U.S. amateur singles titles.
1909 Al Capp d. 1979 (Alfred Gerald Caplin), American cartoonist, creator of Li'l Abner (1934).
1901 Ed Sullivan d. 1974 American Broadway columnist, TV personality, host of a "Really big shew" for 23 years.
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggin d. 1923 American author. Writings: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903).
Deaths for September 28
1938 Charles Edgar Duryea b. 1861 American inventor, "Father of the Automobile." He and his brother Frank formed the first U.S. automobile company, Duryea Motor Wagon Co. (1895), selling their first car in 1896.
2010 Arthur Penn b. 1922 American film director. Film: The Miracle Worker (1962), Bonny and Clyde (1967), and Alice's Restaurant (1969).
2005 Constance Baker Motley b. 1921 American judge. The first black woman judge of a federal district court (1966, New York).
2003 Elia Kazan b. 1909 (Elia Kazanjoglou), Greek-born Oscar-Tony-winning director. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). Film: Gentleman's Agreement (1947, Oscar) and On the Waterfront (1954). His The Arrangement was the best selling book of 1967.
2000 Pierre Elliott Trudeau b. 1919 Prime Minister of Canada (1968-79, 1980-84). His son Justin became Prime Minister in 2015, the first father/son prime ministers of Canada.
1989 Ferdinand Edralin Marcos b. 1917 ousted leader of the Philippines.
1983 Roy C. Sullivan b. 1912 American park ranger, "Human Lightning Rod." He was struck by lightning and survived a record seven times.
1978 John Paul I b. 1912 (Albino Luciani), 263rd Pope (Aug. - Sept. 1978), had been Pope for only 34 days when he died of a heart attack.
1973 Mantan Moreland b. 1902 American actor. Film: The Charlie Chan movies (Chan's chauffeur Birmingham Brown).
1953 Edwin Powell Hubble b. 1889 American astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and for creating and developing the concepts of an expanding universe.
1914 Richard Warren Sears b. 1863 American businessman, co-founded Sears, Roebuck and Co.
1891 Herman Melville b. 1819 American author. Writings: Moby-Dick (1851).
235 Saint Pontian b. ???? Italian religious leader, 18th Pope (230-235).
48 B.C. Pompey the Great b. 106 B.C. Roman general. With Caesar and Crassus, he formed the first triumvirate (60 B.C.). In 49 B.C. he began the civil war against Caesar, in which he was defeated and killed by one of his old centurions while fleeing to Egypt.