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 This day in History - January 28
449 Historic Events for January 28
1981

Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)

Birth
1981

Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

Event
1981

"5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances

Event
1981

William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

Event
1982

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1982

US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy

Event
1983

Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure

Death
1984

Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, W Germany

Event
1984

LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak

Event
1984

John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71

Death
1984

Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas

Event
1984

41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins

Event
1985

12th American Music Award

Event
1985

Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina

Birth
1986

Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster

Death
1986

Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger

Death
1986

Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

Death
1986

Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster

Death
1986

Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster

Death
1986

Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster

Death
1986

"Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs

Event
1986

25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff

Event
1986

Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC

Event
1987

Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant

Event
1987

US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo

Event