December 28 Birthdays in History - December 28 Deaths - December 28 Events



1987 Thomas Dekker, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, musician, singer, actor, played Zach on 'Heroes', John Connor in 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles'
1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby
1981 Sienna Miller, American Actress
1978 John Legend, American Musician
1975 Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1975 Tannis Vallely, New York City, actress, Janice Lazorotto-Head of the Class
1974 Rob Niedermayer, Cassiar, NHL center for the Florida Panthers
1973 Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles
1973 Garth John Da Silva, Auckland New Zealand, heavyweight boxer 1996 Olympics
1972 Adam Clawson, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, slalom single canoe, Olympic-19th-96
1972 Adam Vinatieri, WLAF punter/kicker, Amsterdam Admirals, New England Patriots
1972 Jean-Francois Jomphe, Havre St-pierre California, NHL right wing, Anaheim
1972 Jim Kitts, WLAF running back, Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins
1972 Patrick Rafter, born in Queensland, Australia, tennis star, 1993 USTA/Aptos California
1971 Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers
1971 Michael Watkins, NFL wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers
1971 Steve Morrison, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
1970 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Haarlem, Netherlands, tennis star, 95, 96 Oklahoma City
1970 Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar, West Virginia, Miss America-WV 1996
1970 James Jett, NFL wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders
1969 James Trapp, NFL cornerback for the Oakland Raiders
1969 Linus Torvalds, born in Helsinki, Finland, inventor, software engineer, pioneered development of the Linux kernel, a free, open source software operating system
1968 Darrick Brownlow, NFL linebacker for the Washington Redskins
1968 Jennifer Palmquest, Wilmot, South Dakota, Miss SD-America 1991
1968 Jozef Dano, born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia, hockey forward, Team Slovakia 1998
1968 Kurt Schulz, NFL safety for the Buffalo Bills
1967 Paul Lynch, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist 1996 Olympics
1967 Chris Ware, American Artist
1966 Joe Wolf, NFL guard for the Arizona Cardinals
1965 Colleen Dion, actress, Brett Gardner-Another World
1965 Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France, 1984
1965 Mary Waddell Gainey, Hartsville, South Carolina, Miss SC-America, 1991-2nd
1964 Charles Sinek, dance skater, & Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd
1963 Malcolm Gets, actor, Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City
1963 Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., pitcher, Toronto Blues Jays
1963 Willow Bay, TV host, Good Morning America
1962 Keith Lee, basketball player, Memphis State
1961 Heather Hafner, born in Santa Barbara, California, WPVA volleyballer, National-7th-90
1960 Chad McQueen, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, film producer, played role of Dutch in The Karate Kid movie, race car driver, started McQueen Racing LLC in 2010
1960 John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star
1960 Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer, Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle
1960 Raymond Bourque, Montreal, NHL defenseman, Team Canada, Boston
1960 Terri Garber, born in Miami, Florida, actress, Leslie Carrington-Dynasty
1960 Zane Smith, Madison WI, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1959 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
1959 Andy McNab, British Novelist
1958 Carlos Carson, born in Lake Worth, Florida, football player, wide receiver, played in ten National Football League seasons, from 1980 to 1989, all time Pro Bowl NFL player
1958 Joe Diffie, Tulsa, Oklahoma, country singer/guitarist, Home
1958 Mike McGuire, Haleyville Ala, singer, Shenandoah-Sunday in the South
1958 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
1956 Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist, Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator
1956 Michael Gibbons, rocker, Bo Donaldson and Heywoods-Billy Dont be a Hero
1956 Nigel Kennedy, born in Brighton, English, violinist, jazz and classical music, boy prodigy, play Fats Waller tunes by ear at age 10, featured on Sarah Brightman's album Harem
1954 Denzel Washington, born in Mount Vernon, New York, actor, Dr. Chandler-St. Elsewhere
1954 Rosie Vela, British singer, Zazu, Fools Paradise
1954 Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian, SCTV, SNL, Amanda's
1953 Richard Clayderman, pianist, Amour, Romantic America
1953 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer, MTV
1952 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles
1950 Alex Chilton, born in Memphis, Tennessee, rock guitarist and vocalist, Box Tops
1948 Jorge Velasquez, jockey, Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981
1947 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
1947 Dick Diamonde, Van Der Sluys, Hilversum, rock bassist, Easybeats
1947 Robert Gilliot, father of Gerda Havertongs daughter Zulema
1946 Edgar Winter, Beaumont, Texas, rocker, They Only Come Out at Night
1946 Hubie Green, golfer, U.S. Open-1977, PGA-1985
1946 Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
1946 Tim Johnson, American Politician
1945 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal, 1972-
1945 Dwight Bement, rocker, Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl
1945 Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief, Daily Telegraph
1944 Kary Mullis, American Scientist
1943 David Peterson, Toronto, premier of Ontario Canada, L, 1982-
1943 Oscar D. Dhlomo, South African Secretary-General of Inkatha, 1978 - 1990
1942 Paul Horowitz, New York City, physicist, META project, Sloan Award 1971-3
1941 Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host, Sabado Gigante
1941 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner, 1959-77
1940 Alvin Elliot Singleton, composer
1940 Lonnie Liston Smith, U.S. jazz performer, Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady
1938 Bruce Yarnell, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Outlaws
1938 Charles Neville, U.S. rock vocalist/saxophonist, Neville Brothers
1938 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
1938 Richard Sudhalter, British writer/jazz musician
1936 Nichelle Nichols, Robbins, Illinois, actress, Uhura-Star Trek
1936 Jim McDermott, American Politician
1935 Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director, Encoberto, Matar Saudades
1934 David Warrilow, actor, Simon, Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink
1934 John Akers, business executive
1934 Maggie Smith, born in Ilford, England, actress, Death on Nile, Clash of Titans
1933 Jack Perkins, born in Cleveland, Ohio, newscaster, Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine
1932 Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
1932 Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker, Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One
1932 Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer, Blood of Requited Love
1932 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
1931 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
1931 Guy Debord, born in Paris, France, filmmaker, hypergraphist, theorist, founding member of Lettrist International, Situationist International
1931 John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
1929 Maarten Schmidt, Netherlands/U.S. astronomer, quasars
1929 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
1929 Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers
1928 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
1927 Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador, to UK
1927 Martin Milner, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Route 66, Adam 12, Life of Riley
1927 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic, Alms for Oblivion
1926 Donald Carr, cricketer, England player in 50's, later MCC honcho
1925 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1925 Hildegarde Neff, Ulm Germany, actress, Touch of Class, Mozambique
1925 Hildegard Knef, German Actress
1924 Johnny Otis, Veliotes, composer, Every Beat of My Heart
1923 Andrew Duggan, actor, Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War
1922 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer, West Indian opening bat 1957
1922 Stan Lee, writer, editor and co-creator of Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and many more comic characters
1921 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1921 Johnny Otis, R&B singer
1920 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback for the Philadelphia Eagles
1919 Inocenti Carreno, composer
1917 Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad and Tobago, 1976-87
1916 Noel Johnson, British actor, Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash
1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, U.S. gospel/singer, Staple Singers
1914 Bernard Youens, British actor, Coronation Street
1914 Lee Bowman, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actor, Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover
1913 Lou Jacobi, born in Toronto, Ontario, comedian, Dean Martin Show, Melba
1911 Phani Majumdar, film maker
1911 Sam Levenson, New York City, humorist, Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party
1910 John Kerr, New Zealand, cricketer, opening batsman in 1930's
1909 Billy Williams, Waco, Texas, singer, Your Show of Shows
1909 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet, Subrani Sutsjinenija
1908 Lew Ayres, Minnesota, actor, All Quiet on Western Front, Dr. Kildare
1907 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
1905 Cliff Arquette, born in Toledo, Ohio, comedian, Charlie Weaver
1905 Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne, Pennsylvania, jazz pianist, Deep Forest
1905 Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram, Ind
1904 Clabon W. Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1904 Sergei Yutkevich, St. Petersburg Russia, director, Otello, Banya
1903 John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer, Bocher Award 1938
1903 Earl Hines, American Musician
1902 Mortimer J Adler, New York City, author, Encyclopedia Brittanica
1902 Shen Congwen, writer
1902 Mortimer Adler, American Philosopher
1896 Roger Huntington Sessions, born in Brooklyn, New York, composer, Black Masks
1895 Auguste Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema
1895 Louis Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema
1894 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot, Eagle of Flanders
1894 Ed Healey, NFL tackle, Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears
1890 Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter, Road to Bali, China
1889 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
1888 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
1887 Charles Dingle, born in Wabash, Indiana, actor, stage, film, played role of senator in 'Call Me Madam', films include 'The Little Foxes'
1884 Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier, 1950 - 1952, communist hunter
1883 A Wolfenstein, writer
1882 Arthur Eddington, born in England, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and mathematician
1880 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
1879 Billy Mitchell, American Soldier
1872 Pio Baroja Y Nessa, San Sebastion Spain, writer, Caminode Parfeccion
1868 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter, Amsterdam's Joffers
1865 Felix E. Vallotton, Swiss/French painter/writer, Chaste Suzanna
1860 Alexander von Fielitz, composer
1859 Gerard Brucken Fock, composer
1859 John W Fortescue, military historian
1856 Woodrow Wilson, Staunton, Virginia, 28 president-D 1912 - 1921, Nobel 1919
1856 Woodrow Wilson, American President
1855 Juan Zorrilla de San Martin, Uruguay's diplomat/poet, Tabare
1849 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
1845 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer
1842 Calixa Lavallee, composer
1837 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer
1835 Archibald Geikie, British geologist
1833 Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1828 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist, katatonie
1827 Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General, Union
1826 Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary, Country of Rubens
1823 Thomas Alexander Scott, Assistant Secretary War, Union
1822 William Booth Taliaferro, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1812 Julius Reitz, composer
1805 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer
1801 James Barnes, Major General Union volunteers
1787 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curaeao
1783 Robert Gallenberg, composer
1763 John Molson, founded Montreal brewery, Molsons
1753 Johan Wikmanson, composer
1751 Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer
1738 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer
1731 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
1694 Ceslav Vanura, composer
1631 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1484 Joachim Vadianus, von Watt, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen











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