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Born on this Day in History: June 28, 1960 - John Elway was born in Port Angeles, Washington. A former Denver Broncos quarterback, John Elway was especially known for his last-quarter comebacks. The top pick in the 1983 National Football League draft, Elway ended up playing for the Denver Broncos. He helped transform the team, leading them to five Super Bowl championships in the late 1980s and 1990s.
On this Day in History: June 28, 1953 - Workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year. The idea for the Corvette originated with General Motors' pioneering designer Harley J. Earl, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe's MGs, Jaguars, and Ferraris. The project was eventually code-named "Opel." In January 1953, GM debuted the Corvette concept car at its Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. It featured a fiberglass body and a six-cylinder engine and according to GM, was named for the "trim, fleet naval vessel that performed heroic escort and patrol duties during World War II." The Corvette was a big hit with the public at Motorama and GM soon put the roadster into production.