Daily Calendar for Friday, March 28, 2025


  • William Byrd (satirist) –
  • August Anheuser Busch Jr. (brewer) –
  • Rudolf Serkin (pianist) –
  • Marlin Perkins (zookeeper) –
  • Nelson Algren (novelist) –
  • Edmund Muskie (politician) –
  • Freddie Bartholomew (actor) –
  • Dianne Wiest (actress) –
  • Reba McEntire (country singer) –
  • Vince Vaughn (actor) –
  • Julia Stiles (actress) –
  • Lady Gaga (entertainer) –


  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th U.S. president) –
  • Maria von Trapp (singer) –
  • Eugene Ionesco (playwright) –
  • Peter Ustinov (actor, playwright, novelist, & director) –
  • Art James (television game show host and announcer) –
  • Richard Griffiths (actor) –
  • James Noble (actor) –
  • Peggy Fortnum (illustrator) –


  • Cat eating condemned by England’s Richard II–
  • The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the U.S.–
  • First world weightlifting championships held in London–
  • Emma Goldman gave a shocking speech (on contraception) to an audience in NYC. She was arrested and given a choice of paying a $100 fine or going to jail for 15 days. She chose jail–
  • Mary Pickford married Douglas Fairbanks–
  • U.S. and U.N. officials signed an agreement permitting the U.N. to issue its own postage stamps–
  • Tsunami struck Port Alberni, British Columbia–
  • The rock musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York City–
  • Basketball’s Wilt Chamberlain played his last professional game. In 14 years, 1,045 games, he never fouled out of a game–
  • Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, won the Academy Award for Best Picture–
  • Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in southeastern PA seriously malfunctioned, raising fears of a meltdown of the reactor’s core, causing the evacuation of thousands and creating widespread concern about the safety of such facilities–
  • El Chichon volcano in Mexico began series of eruptions, killing and injuring hundreds–
  • Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii, erupted–
  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin claimed victory after surviving attempts by the Russian Congress to depose him–
  • A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island–
  • Around 6:15 a.m. EDT, a fireball was seen in the northeastern United States–


  • The Ottauquechee River reached its highest level since 1869 at Woodstock, Vermont–
  • The earliest ice out of Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H., on record–
  • Twenty-two tornadoes spotted in the Carolinas–

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