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Today is Tuesday, April 28th, the 119th day of the year.  There are 247

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Pecan Month, National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, International Astronomy

Madge Sinclair

Madge Sinclair

Day, Great Poetry Reading Day, Kiss Your Mate Day


Barry Larkin, 56, baseball player

Too Short, 54, rapper

Mark Carrier, 52, football player

Earl Holmes, 47, football player

Josh Howard, 40, basketball player

Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim


Madge Sinclair, 82, actress (d. 1995)


Iceberg Slim, 1992, author (b. 1946)


1839 – Cinque leads Amistad mutiny off the coast of Long Island, N.Y.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

1847 – George B. Vashon becomes the 1st Black to enter New York

State Bar

1848 – The last slaves in the French Colonies are freed.

1914 – W.H. Carrier patents the air conditioner.

1956 – The Reds’ Frank Robinson hits the 1st of 586 home runs.

1967 – Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the Army  and is

stripped of his boxing title.

Samuel L. Gravely

Samuel L. Gravely

1971 – Samuel Lee Gravely becomes the 1st Black admiral in

the U.S. Navy.

1987 – The NBA announces expansion to Charlotte and Miami

in 1988 & Minneapolis and Orlando in 1989.


Although finding the perfect career is a lifelong challenge, you are fortunate enough to have the determination to be successful in a wide variety of careers. Your desire for success could easily lead you to the world of business, marketing or advertising. On the other hand, your social inclinations could make you an effective teacher, counselor or salesperson. You may find your true passion is to entertain others, which was the case for Jay Leno, who was also born on April 28th. If you are drawn to the world of entertainment, your warmth could earn you a job in television or film, not unlike Jessica Alba, another of your celebrity birthday twins.


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