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 This day in History - October 28
339 Historic Events for October 28
1971

England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

Event
1972

"Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances

Event
1972

Calvin Jackson, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1972

Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)

Birth
1972

Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1973

Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

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1973

Frank Juric, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)

Event
1974

Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)

Birth
1974

Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)

Birth
1974

Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1974

1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall

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1974

Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

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1974

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1974

Braden Looper, Weatherford OK, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1975

Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo

Event
1975

Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games

Event
1976

Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die

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1976

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

Event
1977

TV's Rhoda gets married

Event
1977

Lara Antunes, Miss Portugal Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)

Event
1979

Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin

Event
1979

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1980

Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63

Death