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Historical Events In December - 28

Monday, 23 May 2022

1924  Johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart) on December - 28.  

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  Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service on December - 28.  

1926  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history george Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC  

1927  On December - 28 anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)  

1928  On December - 28 last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made  

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 this day in history.  

1929  Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars) on December - 28.  

1931  On December - 28 lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China  

1931  Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance on December - 28.  

1932  On December - 28 henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario  

1932  John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies on this day in history.  

1934  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 on this day in history.  

1935  W.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC on December - 28.  

1935  On this day in history w P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC  

1935  On this day in history clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies  

1937  Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism on December - 28.  

1937  Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62 on this day in history.  

1938  Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa on this day in history.  

1938  Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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 December - 28.  

1941  State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia on this day in history.  

1942  Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times on this day in history.  

1942  Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history all inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  On December - 28 birth of emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)  

1484  On December - 28 birth of joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen  

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on December - 28.  

1619  On December - 28 birth of antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  On December - 28 birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist  

1635  On December - 28 birth of princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)  

1655  On December - 28 birth of charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)  

1665  On December - 28 birth of george FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)  

Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  On December - 28 death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

1367  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)  

1446  Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies on December - 28.  

1503  On this day in history death of piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)  

1542  Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 on December - 28.  

1622  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1663  On December - 28 death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)  

1671  Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on December - 28.  

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