1567 ~ Hans Steininger (aka Hanns Staininger) Austrian mayor famous for having the World’s longest beard (3.5 feet / 1.06m long c.1550) died on the 28th September 1567, because of his beard. The death by beard incident occurred when there was a fire in his town of Braunau, and in his haste Hans forgot to roll up his beard and place it in a purposely made pouch for his beard, which caused him to accidentally step on it, fall and break his neck, thus being killed by his famous beard. Legend tells of an invitation to Hans Steininger from the Emperor Rudolf II in Prague to see his extraordinary beard.
Hans Steininger is often found in stupid way to die lists on the internet. YouTube video: Horrible Histories Stupid Deaths: Hans Steininger…
1791 – France became the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population on the 28th September 1791.
1924 – First round-the-world flight was completed on the 28th September 1924.
1934 – Brigitte Bardot the French actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1934.
1960 – Jennifer Rush the American singer-songwriter was born on the 28th September 1960.
1967 – Moon Zappa the American actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1967.
1968 – Naomi Watts the English-Australian actress was born on the 28th September 1968.
1978 – Pope John Paul I died on the 28th September 1978 (born 1912).
1987 – Hilary Duff the American actress and singer was born on the 28th September 1987.
2012 ~ AMY the much loved German Shepherd dog, died on Friday 28th September 2012, aged 14 years old. (born in 1998)
2013 ~ Hawthorn Football Club won the 2013 AFL Grand Final on the 28th September 2013. The 2013 Australian rules football grand final was contested between Hawthorn Football Club and Fremantle Football Club at the MCG: Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 117th annual Grand Final of the AFL (Australian Football League). The grand final was attended by 100,007 spectators, and won by Hawthorn by a margin of 15 points, marking the club’s eleventh VFL/AFL premiership victory.
Today in History for September 28th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…