September 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (September 28, 1929)
Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer and composer. photo source:


(September 28, 2003)
Tennis star Althea Gibson died at the age of 76. She was the first African American to win singles titles at the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957–58), and the United States Open (1957–58). photo source:

(September 28, 2008)
Falcon 1 was successfully launched by SpaceX, making it the first liquid-fueled rocket to reach space sent by a privately owned company. photo source:

(September 28, 2008)
The Singapore Grand Prix marks Formula One's first night race, with Fernando Alonso taking victory. photo source:

(September 28, 2018)
The 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which caused a massive tsunami, killed 4,340 people and injured 10,679 others. photo source:

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