March 28

March 28 in Pop Culture History

March 28th is…
Black Forest Cake Day
Children’s Picture Book Day
Hot Tub Day
Remember to Respect your Cat Day
Something on a Stick Day
National Triglycerides Day
Weed Appreciation Day

1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy

1920 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford married; it was the first high-profile celebrity wedding.

1949 – Fred Hoyle coined the term “Big Bang” in a radio interview.

1960 – Stanley Kramer was the first to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1964 (Earthquake) Alaska – the 8.4 on the Richter scale quake killed 125 people.

1979 – Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster happened when a pressure valve in The Unit-2 reactor on Three Mile Island did not close. China SyndromeThe film “Under Pressure” is about a nuclear explosion that was caused by an error in the sensor readings and by a pressure release valve stuck open. This movie, which was only released 12 days before 3 Mile Island Meltdown (caused by a malfunctioning sensor reading and stuck pressure release valve), was not available to watch until then.

1981 – #1 Hit March 28, 1981 – April 10, 1981: Blondie – Rapture

1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awarded Olympic athlete Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

2005, (Earthquake), Northern Sumatra Indonesia


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