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Historical Events In December - 28

Thursday, 06 May 2021

1969  Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78 on December - 28.  

1970  On December - 28 paul Rose, his brother Jacques Rose, and Francis Simard captured at 4;30 am in tunnel under farmhouse near Montreal; suspected FLQ terrorists, kidnappers and murderers of Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte  

1970  L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65 on December - 28.  

1971  Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1973  Gulag Archipelago, an expose' of the Soviet prison system, is published by Alexander Solzhenitsyn on this day in history.  

1974  On December - 28 more than 5,200 people killed in Pakistan earthquake  

1975  On December - 28 red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at MSG  

1975  Rob Niedermayer hockey player, was born at Cassiar, British Columbia on December - 28.  

1976  On December - 28 freddie King, rocker, dies at 42  

1978  On this day in history harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82  

1980  On December - 28 amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die  

1981  Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia on this day in history.  

1982  Frederick Douglass Hall, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39  

1984  TV soap "The Edge of Night" ends 28 year run on this day in history.  

1984  Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59 on December - 28.  

1985  On December - 28 warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement  

1986  Andrei Tarkovsky, dies on this day in history.  

1987  On December - 28 in Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 16  

1987  Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81 on December - 28.  

1988  On this day in history uS 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism  

1988  On December - 28 hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59  

1989  On this day in history robert Wickler, dies  

1990  2 die in a NYC subway accident on December - 28.  

1990  On December - 28 ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65  

1991  On December - 28 irene the Icon of the Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen  

1991  On this day in history ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year  

1991  On this day in history cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39  

1992  The UN continues to protect the Kurds in Iraq from the Iraqi military on this day in history.  

1992  Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80 on December - 28.  

1993  Timmins, Ontario country singer Shania Twain marries her producer Robert John "Mutt& Lang on this day in history.  

1993  Howard Caine, dies on December - 28.  

1994  On December - 28 julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60  

1995  Harold Francis Collison, trade unionist, dies at 84 on December - 28.  

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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  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on December - 28.  

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)  

1665  George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  Death of Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria on December - 28.  

1367  On December - 28 death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)  

1446  On this day in history clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies  

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  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on December - 28.  

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

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