Historical Events In December - 28
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1924 On this day in history johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart)
1925 On this day in history george/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC
1925 On December - 28 bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1926 On December - 28 imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 On this day in history arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926 On this day in history donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)
1927 On December - 28 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 On this day in history wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT
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 On this day in history georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
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 On December - 28 w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
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 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 this day in history florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1939 First flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype on this day in history.
1940 On December - 28 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 On this day in history state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 On December - 28 robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
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 this day in history.
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed on December - 28.
1944 The Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City on this day in history.
1944 Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium on December - 28.
1945 Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance" on this day in history.