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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1942  German troops occupy Benghazi Libya on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61  

1943  On this day in history chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals  

1944  683 British bombers attack Berlin on this day in history.  

1944  Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah," premieres in Pittsburgh on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history u-271 &U-571 sunk off Ireland  

1945  Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java on this day in history.  

1945  General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell &truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands  

1945  Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1947  "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000 on this day in history.  

1947  Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1948  The birth of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Soviet ballet dancer on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history uN Security council condemns Dutch aggression in Indonesia  

1949  On this day in history nY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith  

1949  On this day in history gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62  

1950  Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud on this day in history.  

1951  "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination &is the first X-rated movie, opened in London on this day in history.  

1951  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1951  Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867) on this day in history.  

1953  J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show" on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history elvis Presley's first TV appearance (Dorsey Brothers Stage Show)  

1957  Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor  

1958  On this day in history dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck  

1959  Soviet Union wins 62-37 for first international basketball loss by US on this day in history.  

1959  Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1960  Goon Show's final episode on BBC on this day in history.  

1960  Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history republic of Rwanda proclaimed  

1962  On this day in history johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia &survives  

1963  On this day in history -34F (-37C), Cynthiana KY (state record)  

1963  On this day in history jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday  

1965  The Who make their first appearance on British TV on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) was born on this day in history.  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) was born on this day in history.  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1061  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

1119  On this day in history gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

1256  On this day in history willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22  

1271  On this day in history death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  Death of Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball on this day in history.  

1443  On this day in history death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.