April 28 is the 118th day of the year. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
+ 1923 – Wembley Stadium is opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.
+ 1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
+ 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
+ 1967 – Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United States Army and is subsequently stripped of his championship and license.
( Births )
+ 1930 – James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State
+ 1937 – Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)
+ 1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer
+ 1966 – John Daly, American golfer