Today In History – September 28

Important Events

935 Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia

1066 William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

1781 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin the siege of Yorktown

1887 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing between 900,000 and 2 million people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history

1939 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Today In Film & TV

1945 “Mildred Price” starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand

Today In Music

1968 Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

Today In Sports

1938 Homer in the Gloamin’ – famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Share this article

Related Posts