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December 28th, 2007 (December 28 2007)EventNepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
December 28th, 2007 (December 28 2007)DeathBenazir Bhutto, Pakistani Prime Minister (born in 1953)
December 28th, 2006 (December 28 2006)DeathJamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (born in 1956)
December 28th, 2005 (December 28 2005)EventA U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
December 28th, 2004 (December 28 2004)DeathJerry Orbach, American actor (born in 1935)
December 28th, 2004 (December 28 2004)DeathSusan Sontag, American writer (born in 1933)Susan Sontag Quotes
December 28th, 2003 (December 28 2003)DeathBenjamin Hacker, American admiral (born in 1935)
December 28th, 2001 (December 28 2001)DeathSamuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (born in 1919)
December 28th, 2001 (December 28 2001)DeathWilliam X. Kienzle, American novelist (born in 1928)
December 28th, 2000 (December 28 2000)EventU.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
December 28th, 1999 (December 28 1999)EventSaparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan.
December 28th, 1999 (December 28 1999)DeathClayton Moore, American actor (born in 1914)
December 28th, 1994 (December 28 1994)DeathJean-Louis Levesque, French Canadian entrepreneur (born in 1911)
December 28th, 1993 (December 28 1993)DeathWilliam L. Shirer, American journalist (born in 1904)
December 28th, 1992 (December 28 1992)DeathSal Maglie, American baseball player (born in 1917)
December 28th, 1991 (December 28 1991)DeathCassandra Harris, Australian actress (born in 1952)
December 28th, 1990 (December 28 1990)BirthDavid Archuleta, runner-up of season 7 American Idol
December 28th, 1989 (December 28 1989)EventA magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
December 28th, 1989 (December 28 1989)BirthMackenzie Rosman, American actress
December 28th, 1989 (December 28 1989)DeathHermann Oberth, German physicist (born in 1894)
December 28th, 1987 (December 28 1987)BirthThomas Dekker, American actorThomas Dekker Quotes
December 28th, 1986 (December 28 1986)BirthTom Huddlestone, English footballer
December 28th, 1986 (December 28 1986)DeathAndrei Tarkovsky, Russian film director (born in 1932)
December 28th, 1985 (December 28 1985)BirthKamani Hill, American footballer
December 28th, 1984 (December 28 1984)BirthLeroy Lita, English footballer
December 28th, 1984 (December 28 1984)BirthAlex Lloyd, British racing driver
December 28th, 1984 (December 28 1984)BirthBeverly Mullins, American Wrestler/Model
December 28th, 1984 (December 28 1984)DeathSam Peckinpah, American film director (born in 1925)
December 28th, 1983 (December 28 1983)BirthMike He, Taiwanese actor
December 28th, 1983 (December 28 1983)DeathWilliam Demarest, American actor (born in 1892)
December 28th, 1983 (December 28 1983)DeathJimmy Demaret, American golfer (born in 1910)
December 28th, 1983 (December 28 1983)DeathDennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (born in 1944)
December 28th, 1982 (December 28 1982)BirthCedric Benson, American footballer
December 28th, 1982 (December 28 1982)BirthFrancois Gourmet, Belgian decathlete
December 28th, 1982 (December 28 1982)BirthKevin Pereira, American television host
December 28th, 1982 (December 28 1982)BirthQuinton Porter, American footballer
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)EventThe first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)BirthElizabeth Jordan Carr, American Test-Tube Baby
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)BirthSienna Miller, British actress
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)BirthKhalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)BirthMika Vayrynen, Finnish footballer
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)DeathAllan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (born in 1885)
December 28th, 1980 (December 28 1980)BirthLomana LuaLua, Congo footballer
December 28th, 1980 (December 28 1980)BirthVanessa Ferlito, American actress
December 28th, 1979 (December 28 1979)BirthJames Blake, American tennis player
December 28th, 1979 (December 28 1979)BirthBill Hall, American baseball player
December 28th, 1979 (December 28 1979)BirthSenna Guemmour, German Singer (Monrose)
December 28th, 1978 (December 28 1978)BirthChris Coyne, Australian footballer
December 28th, 1978 (December 28 1978)BirthJohn Legend, American musician
December 28th, 1977 (December 28 1977)BirthShane Elford, Australian rugby league player
December 28th, 1976 (December 28 1976)DeathKatharine Byron, American politician (born in 1903)
December 28th, 1976 (December 28 1976)DeathFreddie King, American musician (born in 1934)
December 28th, 1975 (December 28 1975)BirthB.J. Ryan, American baseball player
December 28th, 1974 (December 28 1974)EventSenegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jef at a clandestine congress.
December 28th, 1974 (December 28 1974)BirthJason Ridge, American porn actor
December 28th, 1974 (December 28 1974)BirthRob Niedermayer, Canadian-born icehockey player.
December 28th, 1973 (December 28 1973)EventThe Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
December 28th, 1973 (December 28 1973)BirthAlex Dimitriades, Australian actor
December 28th, 1973 (December 28 1973)BirthHerborg Krakevik, Norwegian singer and actress
December 28th, 1973 (December 28 1973)BirthSeth Meyers, American actor
December 28th, 1972 (December 28 1972)BirthPatrick Rafter, Australian tennis player
December 28th, 1972 (December 28 1972)BirthRoberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
December 28th, 1972 (December 28 1972)BirthAdam Vinatieri, American football player
December 28th, 1972 (December 28 1972)BirthKevin Walker, American soccer player
December 28th, 1971 (December 28 1971)BirthFrank Sepe, American bodybuilder
December 28th, 1971 (December 28 1971)BirthBenny Agbayani, American baseball player
December 28th, 1971 (December 28 1971)DeathMax Steiner, Austrian-born American film music composer (born in 1888)
December 28th, 1970 (December 28 1970)BirthFrancesca Le, American porn star
December 28th, 1969 (December 28 1969)BirthLinus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmerLinus Torvalds Quotes
December 28th, 1967 (December 28 1967)BirthChris Ware, American cartoonist
December 28th, 1967 (December 28 1967)DeathKatharine McCormick, American women s rights activist (born in 1875)
December 28th, 1967 (December 28 1967)DeathOtis Redding, Black American soul singer (born in 1941)
December 28th, 1964 (December 28 1964)BirthMaite Zuniga, Spanish athlete
December 28th, 1963 (December 28 1963)DeathPaul Hindemith, German composer (born in 1895)
December 28th, 1962 (December 28 1962)BirthRachel Z, American pianist
December 28th, 1962 (December 28 1962)BirthMichel Petrucciani, French pianist (died in 1999)
December 28th, 1962 (December 28 1962)BirthMelissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
December 28th, 1962 (December 28 1962)DeathKathleen Clifford, American actress (born in 1887)
December 28th, 1961 (December 28 1961)BirthKent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
December 28th, 1960 (December 28 1960)BirthRaymond Bourque, Canadian hockey player
December 28th, 1959 (December 28 1959)BirthAna Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
December 28th, 1959 (December 28 1959)BirthPhil Abrams, American actor
December 28th, 1959 (December 28 1959)DeathAnte Pavelic, leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia (born in 1889)
December 28th, 1957 (December 28 1957)BirthAnne Sargeant, Australian netballer
December 28th, 1956 (December 28 1956)BirthNigel Kennedy, British violinist
December 28th, 1954 (December 28 1954)BirthDenzel Washington, American actorDenzel Washington Quotes
December 28th, 1953 (December 28 1953)BirthRichard Clayderman, French pianist
December 28th, 1952 (December 28 1952)BirthArun Jaitley, Indian Politician
December 28th, 1952 (December 28 1952)DeathFletcher Henderson, American musician (born in 1897)
December 28th, 1951 (December 28 1951)BirthIan Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
December 28th, 1950 (December 28 1950)EventThe Peak District becomes the United Kingdom s first National Park.
December 28th, 1950 (December 28 1950)BirthAlex Chilton, American musician (Box Tops)
December 28th, 1950 (December 28 1950)BirthOivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
December 28th, 1949 (December 28 1949)DeathJack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (born in 1910)
December 28th, 1948 (December 28 1948)EventThe DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
December 28th, 1947 (December 28 1947)BirthAurelio Rodriguez, Mexican baseball player (died in 2000)
December 28th, 1947 (December 28 1947)DeathKing Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (born in 1869)
December 28th, 1946 (December 28 1946)BirthEdgar Winter, American musician
December 28th, 1946 (December 28 1946)BirthPierre Falardeau, Quebec film director
December 28th, 1946 (December 28 1946)BirthTim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
December 28th, 1945 (December 28 1945)EventThe Congress of the United States officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.
December 28th, 1945 (December 28 1945)DeathTheodore Dreiser, American author (born in 1871)Theodore Dreiser Quotes
December 28th, 1944 (December 28 1944)BirthJohnny Isakson, American politician
December 28th, 1944 (December 28 1944)BirthKary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
December 28th, 1943 (December 28 1943)BirthRichard Whiteley, British television presenter (died in 2005)
December 28th, 1943 (December 28 1943)BirthDavid Peterson, Canadian politician
December 28th, 1943 (December 28 1943)DeathSteve Evans, American baseball player (born in 1885) Evans Quotes
December 28th, 1940 (December 28 1940)BirthDon Francisco, Chilean television host
December 28th, 1939 (December 28 1939)EventFirst flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.
December 28th, 1939 (December 28 1939)BirthPhilip Anschutz, American businessman
December 28th, 1938 (December 28 1938)BirthDick Sudhalter, American jazz musician
December 28th, 1938 (December 28 1938)DeathFlorence Lawrence, American actress (born in 1886)
December 28th, 1937 (December 28 1937)BirthRatan Tata, Indian industrialist
December 28th, 1937 (December 28 1937)DeathMaurice Ravel, French composer (born in 1875)
December 28th, 1936 (December 28 1936)BirthJacques Mesrine, French criminal (died in 1979)
December 28th, 1936 (December 28 1936)BirthLawrence Schiller, American journalist
December 28th, 1935 (December 28 1935)EventPravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
December 28th, 1934 (December 28 1934)BirthDame Maggie Smith, British actress
December 28th, 1934 (December 28 1934)BirthYujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (died in 1987)
December 28th, 1933 (December 28 1933)BirthJohn Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthDhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (died in 2002)
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthDorsey Burnette, American singer (died in 1979)
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthRoy Hattersley, British politicianRoy Hattersley Quotes
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthHarry Howell, Canadian hockey player
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthNichelle Nichols, American actress and singer
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)BirthManuel Puig, Argentine writer (died in 1990)
December 28th, 1932 (December 28 1932)DeathJack Blackham, Australian cricketer (born in 1854)
December 28th, 1931 (December 28 1931)BirthGuy Debord, French writer (died in 1994)
December 28th, 1929 (December 28 1929)Event"Black Saturday" in Samoa: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.[1]
December 28th, 1929 (December 28 1929)BirthBrian Redhead, British journalist (died in 1994)
December 28th, 1929 (December 28 1929)BirthTerry Sawchuk, Canadian hockey player (died in 1970)
December 28th, 1928 (December 28 1928)BirthMoe Koffman, Canadian musician (died in 2001)
December 28th, 1925 (December 28 1925)BirthHildegard Knef, German actress (died in 2002)
December 28th, 1924 (December 28 1924)BirthMilton Obote, President of Uganda (died in 2005)
December 28th, 1924 (December 28 1924)DeathLeon Bakst, Russian artist (born in 1866)
December 28th, 1922 (December 28 1922)BirthStan Lee, American comic book writerStan Lee Quotes
December 28th, 1919 (December 28 1919)DeathJohannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (born in 1854)
December 28th, 1918 (December 28 1918)DeathOlavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (born in 1865)
December 28th, 1917 (December 28 1917)DeathAlfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (born in 1892)
December 28th, 1916 (December 28 1916)DeathEduard Strauss, Austrian composer (born in 1835)
December 28th, 1915 (December 28 1915)BirthPops Staples, American musician (The Staple Singers) (died in 2000)
December 28th, 1914 (December 28 1914)BirthBernard Youens, English actor (died in 1984)
December 28th, 1913 (December 28 1913)BirthLou Jacobi, Canadian actor
December 28th, 1912 (December 28 1912)EventThe first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
December 28th, 1910 (December 28 1910)BirthBilly Williams, American singer (died in 1972)
December 28th, 1908 (December 28 1908)EventAn earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
December 28th, 1908 (December 28 1908)BirthLew Ayres, American actor (died in 1996)
December 28th, 1905 (December 28 1905)BirthCliff Arquette, American actor (died in 1974)
December 28th, 1903 (December 28 1903)BirthEarl Hines, American musician (died in 1983)
December 28th, 1903 (December 28 1903)BirthJohn von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician (died in 1957)
December 28th, 1902 (December 28 1902)BirthMortimer Adler, American philosopher (died in 2001) Philo Quotes
December 28th, 1902 (December 28 1902)BirthShen Congwen, Chinese writer (died in 1988)
December 28th, 1900 (December 28 1900)DeathAlexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (born in 1846)
December 28th, 1899 (December 28 1899)BirthEugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (died in 1943)
December 28th, 1898 (December 28 1898)BirthCarl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (died in 1957)
December 28th, 1898 (December 28 1898)BirthShigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (died in 1947)
December 28th, 1897 (December 28 1897)DeathRev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (born in 1833)
December 28th, 1895 (December 28 1895)EventThe Lumiere brothers have their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines marking the debut of the cinema.
December 28th, 1888 (December 28 1888)BirthFriedrich Wilhelm Murnau, German film director (died in 1931)
December 28th, 1882 (December 28 1882)BirthArthur Stanley Eddington, British astronomer (died in 1944)Arthur Stanley Eddington Quotes
December 28th, 1879 (December 28 1879)EventThe Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passed over it, killing 75.
December 28th, 1879 (December 28 1879)BirthBilly Mitchell, American military aviation pioneer (died in 1936)
December 28th, 1877 (December 28 1877)DeathNikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (born in 1821)
December 28th, 1872 (December 28 1872)DeathJames Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (born in 1808)
December 28th, 1867 (December 28 1867)EventUnited States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
December 28th, 1866 (December 28 1866)BirthSzymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (died in 1935)
December 28th, 1859 (December 28 1859)DeathThomas Macaulay, British poet (born in 1800)
December 28th, 1856 (December 28 1856)BirthWoodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (died in 1924)
December 28th, 1846 (December 28 1846)EventIowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
December 28th, 1842 (December 28 1842)BirthCalixa Lavallee, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (died in 1891)
December 28th, 1836 (December 28 1836)EventSouth Australia and Adelaide are founded.
December 28th, 1836 (December 28 1836)EventSpain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
December 28th, 1835 (December 28 1835)EventOsceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
December 28th, 1832 (December 28 1832)EventJohn C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.John C. Calhoun Quotes
December 28th, 1795 (December 28 1795)DeathEugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (born in 1747)
December 28th, 1778 (December 28 1778)BirthFranciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (died in 1846)
December 28th, 1763 (December 28 1763)BirthJohn Molson, English-born Canadian brewer (died in 1836)
December 28th, 1736 (December 28 1736)DeathAntonio Caldara, Italian composer (born in 1670)
December 28th, 1734 (December 28 1734)DeathRobert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (born in 1671)Robert Roy MacGregor Quotes
December 28th, 1715 (December 28 1715)DeathWilliam Carstares, Scottish minister (born in 1649)
December 28th, 1708 (December 28 1708)DeathJoseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (born in 1656)
December 28th, 1706 (December 28 1706)DeathPierre Bayle, French philosopher (born in 1647) Philo Quotes
December 28th, 1703 (December 28 1703)DeathMustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1664)
December 28th, 1694 (December 28 1694)DeathQueen Mary II of England (born in 1662), of the famed joint monarchy William and Mary.
December 28th, 1671 (December 28 1671)DeathJohann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (born in 1611)
December 28th, 1665 (December 28 1665)BirthGeorge FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (died in 1716)
December 28th, 1663 (December 28 1663)DeathFrancesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (born in 1618)
December 28th, 1655 (December 28 1655)BirthCharles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (died in 1698)
December 28th, 1635 (December 28 1635)BirthPrincess Elizabeth of England (died in 1650)
December 28th, 1622 (December 28 1622)DeathFrancis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and saint (born in 1567)Francis de Sales Quotes
December 28th, 1619 (December 28 1619)BirthAntoine Furetiere, French writer (died in 1688)
December 28th, 1612 (December 28 1612)EventGalileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.Galileo Galilei Quotes
December 28th, 1558 (December 28 1558)DeathHermann Finck, German composer (born in 1527)
December 28th, 1522 (December 28 1522)BirthMargaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (died in 1583)
December 28th, 1503 (December 28 1503)DeathPiero di Lorenzo de Medici, ruler of Florence (born in 1471)
December 28th, 1446 (December 28 1446)DeathAntipope Clement VIII
December 28th, 1367 (December 28 1367)DeathAshikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (born in 1330)
December 28th, 1308 (December 28 1308)EventThe reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
December 28th, 1164 (December 28 1164)BirthEmperor Rokujo of Japan (died in 1176)
December 28th, 1065 (December 28 1065)EventWestminster Abbey is consecrated.
December 28th, 0300 (December 28 0300)DeathTheonas, Patriarch of Alexandria

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