December 28 Events in History - December 28 Birthdays - December 28 Deaths
2014 Flooding in Malaysia has caused evacuations of over 100,000 people and has resulted in at least 10 deaths
2014 The United States and allied forces end the combat mission in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.; about 13,000 troops will stay to train Afghan police and military forces in their fight against the Taliban
2013 As long-term federal unemployment benefits expire, leaving 1.3 million unemployed Americans without aid, lawmakers discuss bipartisan legislation to extend unemployment benefits
2013 A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes 50 miles south southwest of Avsallar, Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea
2012 At 115 years old and 266 days, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest living person
2012 The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act is signed into law by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III
2011 If Western nations impose more sanctions, Iran threatens to close down the key oil route of the Strait of Hormuz
2011 The U.S. Library of Congress intends to preserve the thriller 'Silence of the Lambs' as part of its National Film Registry
2010 In Heuneburg, Germany, scientists discover a late Bronze Age grave of a Celtic princess, containing amber, gold, bronze and coal
2010 Remains of a human that lived 400,000 years ago are discovered in Israel, challenging the theory that humans originated in Africa
1997 Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship
1996 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning
1994 Billy Ray Cyrus, Achy Breaky Heart, weds Leticia Finley
1994 Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 vs. Eng, MCG)
1994 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1993 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
1993 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time New Jersey Devils scorer (521 pts)
1991 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, New York City
1991 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1991 Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venezuela, crowned 41st Miss World
1991 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
1990 2 die in a New York City subway accident
1990 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1989 Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia
1989 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1988 John Tarrant, 1st Australia born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1988 U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
1986 Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors wins Davis Cup
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Warring Lebanese Moslem and Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1984 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1983 Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
1983 U.S. say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1983 Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
1981 Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
1981 Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1980 Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1978 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
1976 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 167 performances
1976 Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1975 "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
1975 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
1975 Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 Gary Cosier scores 109 vs. West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
1975 Red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at MSG
1974 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1973 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
1973 Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
1972 Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
1972 Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
1970 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic New York City for 19 performances
1970 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1969 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in New York City
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
1968 Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
1968 KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1967 Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
1966 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1964 Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 Principal filming of "Dr. Zhivago," begins
1963 "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 82 performances
1963 Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1962 U.N. troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1961 Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in New York City
1958 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 What might be called greatest NFL game, Colts beat Giants 23-17
1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1955 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1954 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1954 KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1950 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1949 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1948 Israeli Defence Forces crosses Egyptian border
1948 Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
1948 U.S. announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1947 Chicago Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1945 Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance
1944 Eisenhower and Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 Former Washington 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in New York City
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1940 Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut vs. South Africa
1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes Prime Minister of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1935 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in New York City
1931 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1927 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in New York City
1926 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW vs. Vic
1926 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail and passenger service
1926 Ponsford scores 352 and Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1925 George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in New York City
1923 George Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan," premieres in New York City
1915 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1912 National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St. (MUNI)
1910 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (New York City)
1908 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy; 80,000 die
1908 Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died)
1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution
1905 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings and 253
1904 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1903 Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in New York City
1903 Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die
1902 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (MSG, New York City)
1902 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1897 Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris
1895 World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1893 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1887 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1879 North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)
1878 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1877 John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1869 William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1864 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1850 Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1849 M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect
1846 Iowa becomes 29th state
1836 Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1832 John Calhoun becomes 1st Vice President to resign over differences with President Jackson
1828 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1821 Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1816 American Colonization Society organizes
1732 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1614 Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1065 Westminister Abbey opens in London
801 Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
418 St. Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope