December 28 in History

December 28 in Pop Culture History

December 28th is…
National Card Playing Day
National Chocolate Candy Day
Holy Innocents Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day
National Short Film Day

1065 – Westminster Abbey was consecrated.

1869 – The Knights of Labor, a labor union of tailors in Philadelphia, PA, held the first Labor Day.

1895 – Louis and Auguste Lumiere screened a series of short scenes from everyday French life (and charged admission for the viewing) at the Grand Cafe in Paris.

1908 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Messina, Italy.

1957 – #1 Hit December 28, 1957 – January 10, 1958: Pat Boone – April Love

1958 – “The Greatest Game Ever Played” – The 1958 NFL Championship game featured the first-ever sudden death overtime in NFL history, fullback Alan Ameche’s 1-yard touchdown run gave the Colts a 23–17 win over the Giants. 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game.

1959 – #1 Hit December 28, 1959 – January 3, 1960: Frankie Avalon – Why

1973 – The Endangered Species Act was passed in the United States.

1974 – #1 Hit December 28, 1974 – January 3, 1975: Helen Reddy – Angie Baby

1974 – Tom Baker made his first full appearance as the Fourth Doctor on Doctor Who.

1991 – Nine people were killed in a mini-riot at a hip-hop event promoted by Dwight “Heavy D” Myers and Sean “P Diddy” Combs. Over 3000 tickets were sold for the event, which had space for less than 2800 people.

1996 – E! True Hollywood Story has its debut episode.

2000 – Founded in 1872, retailer Montgomery Ward announced it was going out of business.

2001 – Black Hawk Down debuted in theaters.