On This Day: January 28th
This is 28th day of the year and 338 days remain in the year.
King Henry VIII of England died and his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, assumed the throne.
U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
The creation of Element 114 is announced by scientists.
January 28 BirthdaysJackson Pollock1912–56, American painter, born in Cody, Wyo.
Arthur Rubinsteinconcert pianist
Sir Henry Morton Stanleyexplorer
William Seward Burroughsinventor
Sarah McLachlansinger, songwriter