Historical Events In December - 28
Thursday, 02 July 2020
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 On December - 28 bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1926 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service on December - 28.
1926 On December - 28 arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926 Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho) on December - 28.
1927 On December - 28 george Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC
1927 Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK) on December - 28.
1928 On this day in history last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 Kamillo Lendvay, composer on this day in history.
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 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China on this day in history.
1931 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance on December - 28.
1932 Henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario on December - 28.
1932 On December - 28 john Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
1934 On this day in history 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 W.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC on this day in history.
1935 On December - 28 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 this day in history 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 December - 28.
1938 On December - 28 florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1939 On December - 28 first flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.
1940 On December - 28 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on this day in history.
1943 On December - 28 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
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed on this day in history.
1944 On December - 28 the Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.
1944 On this day in history eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1945 Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance" on December - 28.