Historical Events In December - 28
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1924 Johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart) on December - 28.
1925 On December - 28 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 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 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC on December - 28.
1927 On this day in history anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made on this day in history.
1928 On December - 28 kamillo Lendvay, composer
1929 On December - 28 wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT
1929 On December - 28 maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
1931 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China on December - 28.
1931 On December - 28 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 this day in history john Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
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 this day in history.
1935 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC on this day in history.
1935 On December - 28 clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 On this day in history fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1937 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62 on this day in history.
1938 On this day in history paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
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 On December - 28 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 On this day in history robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on December - 28.
1943 On December - 28 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
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed on this day in history.
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 December - 28.