January 28 in History
1813January 28, 1813:
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen is first published anonymously.
1915January 28, 1915:
The United States Coast Guard is created by Congress through the merger of the US Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
1958January 28, 1958:
Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, son of the founder of the LEGO company, applies for a patent in Denmark for a toy building block.
1969January 28, 1969:
OJ Simpson is chosen as the first overall pick by the Buffalo Bills.
1985January 28, 1985:
Popular American music stars record the iconic song, “We Are the World”.
1986January 28, 1986:
Challenger, a US space shuttle explodes within 73 seconds of taking off and kills all the seven people on board.
1988January 28, 1988:
South African musical, “Sarafina!”, written and directed by Mbongeni Ngema, makes its Broadway debut.
1995January 28, 1995:
France’s Mary Pierce wins her first Grand Slam title by beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at the Australian Open.
2018January 28, 2018:
Bruno Mars wins the “Best Song” award at the 60th Grammy Awards with his single, “That’s What I Like”.