Friday, April 28, 2017
This is 118th day of the year and 247 days remain in the year.
Benito Mussolini was executed.
Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki.
Boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture unveiled its first “food pyramid.”
Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.
The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light when graphic photos of U.S. soldiers physically abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were shown on CBS's 60 Minutes II.
April 28 BirthdaysJames Monroe 1758–1831, American president, born in Westmoreland County, Va.
Harper Lee author
Jay Leno talk-show host
Saddam Hussein political leader
Marie Joseph Chenier poet and dramatist
Lionel Barrymore actor
Penélope Cruz actress