Historical Events In December - 28
Monday, 18 February 2019
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 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service on this day in history.
1926 On December - 28 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 On this day in history anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made on December - 28.
1928 Kamillo Lendvay, composer on this day in history.
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 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China on this day in history.
1931 On this day in history georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
1932 On this day in history 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 December - 28.
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 this day in history w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 On this day in history w P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies on December - 28.
1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism on December - 28.
1937 On this day in history maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938 On this day in history paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
1938 On December - 28 florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1939 First flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype on December - 28.
1940 On this day in history 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 Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times on December - 28.
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on December - 28.
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 On December - 28 the Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.
1944 Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"