Historical Events In February - 28
Monday, 06 July 2020
1984 On February - 28 pierre Elliott Trudeau 1919- goes for a walk in an Ottawa blizzard and decides to resign; announces decision the following day; Canada's 15th Prime Minister
1984 On this day in history leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
1985 On this day in history in Toronto Ontario, publisher Ernst Zundel convicted for distributing hate literature in a book that said the mass extermination of Jews in Germany in World War II never occurred
1985 Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC on this day in history.
1986 European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade on this day in history.
1986 On February - 28 swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated in Stockholm.
1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is shot to death on February - 28.
1986 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59 on this day in history.
1987 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1988 On February - 28 15th Winter Olympics games close at Calgary, Canada
1988 On this day in history anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99 on this day in history.
1989 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA on this day in history.
1989 On February - 28 memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
1989 On February - 28 hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
1990 Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine on February - 28.
1990 The space shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral, to place a spy satellite in orbit on February - 28.
1990 On February - 28 colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
1991 On February - 28 the Gulf War ends as Iraq orders its army to stop fighting
1991 On February - 28 uS & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1991 Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies on this day in history.
1992 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49 on February - 28.
1993 On February - 28 7th American Comedy Award Seinfeld wins
1993 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempt to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians at a compound near Waco, TX, triggering a 51-day siege on this day in history.
1993 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife on February - 28.
1993 On February - 28 fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
1994 Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect on February - 28.
1995 On February - 28 denver International Airport opens.
1995 On February - 28 in Fredericton New Brunswick, a judicial report on sexual abuse of boys at Kingsclear Training Centre released; critical of bureaucratic indifference that allowed abuse to continue for almost 30 years
1995 US Marines land in Somalia to protect the retreating UN peacekeeping force on February - 28.
1996 38th Grammy Awards Jagged Little Pill-Alanis Morisette wins on February - 28.
1997 On this day in history earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
1997 On this day in history fBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
1997 On February - 28 smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US