On This Day: March 28

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the SPC database, eight tornadoes occurred on March 28, 1975. The strongest, given a rating of F4, is the topic of this summary. A quote from the March 30, 1975 edition of Arkansas Gazette stated: “Spring, usually a gentle and abiding friend to this sleepy Saline River Valley town that has become famous for its pink tomatoes, dealt a hellish nightmare at 7:50 p.m. Friday in the form of the killer tornado that ripped open the heart of the residential and business districts. Ironically, the twister selected basically the same route as a 1949 tornado that killed 55 persons. The Good Friday twister was particularly horrifying to those who lived through that one 26 years ago.” Read the full summary here!

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

March 28, 1938: An F3 tornado moved NNE from east of Texarkana, AR and lifted near Mandeville. Path length was 10 miles. Four people were killed and 17 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2020, an EF3 tornado slashed through Jonesboro, AR. Several homes were damaged or destroyed, and severe damage occurred at the Turtle Creek Mall. Twenty-two people were injured. Source

A home that was destroyed, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1935, a duststorm affected Amarillo, TX. Visibility was reduced to zero for six hours. Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1939: Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Lady Gaga was born March 28, 1986, in New York City, NY. She is a singer-songwriter and performance artist, known for her flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and strong vocal talents, who achieved enormous popular success with songs such as “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance,” and “Born This Way.” Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1935: Influential Nazi Propaganda film “Triumph of the Will” released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1964: Madame Tussauds, London unveiled the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honoured. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong F3 tornado moves through the city of Arlington, Texas, during the evening of March 28, 2000. Several dozen homes sustained damage, including several homes that were destroyed. An 18-wheeler was overturned on I-20, and a commercial building was destroyed. There were no fatalities or injuries. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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