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 This day in History - October 28
339 Historic Events for October 28
1945

Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)

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1945

Wayne Fontana, Manchester England, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love)

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1946

German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

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1947

Tom Fitzsimmons, SF Calif, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase)

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1948

Telma Hopkins, Louisville, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters)

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1948

Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

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1948

Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

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1948

Flag of Israel is adopted

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1949

Bruce Jenner, Mt Kisco NY, decathalete (Olympic-gold-1976)

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1949

Robert Mellors, gay activist

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1949

Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

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1949

Georges Bidault elected president of France

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1951

Ron and Don Gaylon, midwest US, siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show)

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1951

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1952

Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)

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1952

Tommy Dobeck, rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)

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1952

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open

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1952

Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)

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1953

Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees

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1953

Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)

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1953

Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)

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1954

Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature

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1954

Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate

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1954

N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker," premieres in NYC

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1954

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

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