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Historical Events In December - 28

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

1970  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 on this day in history.  

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

1974  More than 5,200 people killed in Pakistan earthquake on this day in history.  

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

1975  On this day in history rob Niedermayer hockey player, was born at Cassiar, British Columbia  

1976  On this day in history freddie King, rocker, dies at 42  

1978  Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

1981  On December - 28 elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.  

1982  On December - 28 frederick Douglass Hall, composer, dies at 84  

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

1984  On December - 28 tV soap "The Edge of Night" ends 28 year run  

1984  Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59 on this day in history.  

1985  Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement on this day in history.  

1986  Andrei Tarkovsky, dies on December - 28.  

1987  In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 16 on December - 28.  

1987  On this day in history charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81  

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

1988  Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59 on December - 28.  

1989  Robert Wickler, dies on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 2 die in a NYC subway accident  

1990  Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65 on December - 28.  

1991  Irene the Icon of the Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen on December - 28.  

1991  Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year on December - 28.  

1991  Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39 on this day in history.  

1992  The UN continues to protect the Kurds in Iraq from the Iraqi military on December - 28.  

1992  On this day in history mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80  

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

1993  On this day in history howard Caine, dies  

1994  Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history harold Francis Collison, trade unionist, dies at 84  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176) was born on December - 28.  

1484  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on December - 28.  

1522  On December - 28 birth of margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on December - 28.  

1631  Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on December - 28.  

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

1655  Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698) was born on December - 28.  

1665  George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716) was born on December - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  On this day in history death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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

1446  On December - 28 clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies  

1503  Death of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

1542  On this day in history albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52  

1622  On December - 28 francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55  

1663  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on this day in history.  

1671  On December - 28 death of johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)  

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