Historical Events In December - 28
Friday, 14 May 2021
1924 Johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart) on this day in history.
1925 George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC on December - 28.
1925 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough on this day in history.
1926 On December - 28 imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic on December - 28.
1926 Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho) on December - 28.
1927 On this day in history george Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC
1927 Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK) on this day in history.
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made on December - 28.
1928 On this day in history kamillo Lendvay, composer
1929 Wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT on December - 28.
1929 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars) on December - 28.
1931 On this day in history lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1931 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance on this day in history.
1932 On December - 28 henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario
1932 On December - 28 john Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
1934 On December - 28 stalin used the assassination of an aide as an opportunity to execute more than one hundred officials, beginning a series of purges that eliminated most of the old Bolsheviks
1935 On this day in history w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 On this day in history w P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 On December - 28 clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism on this day in history.
1937 On December - 28 maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa on this day in history.
1938 On December - 28 florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1939 On this day in history first flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.
1940 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times on December - 28.
1942 On December - 28 oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1943 Canadian troops enter the medieval town of Ortona after a week of battling enemy paratroopers in house to house fighting; Germans moved out quickly the night before when they were in danger of being cut off on December - 28.
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed on December - 28.
1944 On this day in history the Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.
1944 On December - 28 eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1945 Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance" on this day in history.