Historical Events In December - 28
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1924 Johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart) on this day in history.
1925 On December - 28 george/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC
1925 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough on December - 28.
1926 On December - 28 imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 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 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China on this day in history.
1931 On December - 28 georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
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 December - 28.
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 December - 28.
1935 On this day in history w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 On December - 28 w P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 On December - 28 clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 On December - 28 fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1937 On December - 28 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 this day in history florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1939 On December - 28 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 On December - 28 state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 On December - 28 robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history 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 On December - 28 all inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1944 On December - 28 the Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.
1944 On this day in history eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1945 On December - 28 congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"
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