December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2021 is the 362nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1065Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
- 1308The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
- 1612Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
- 1918Constance Markievicz while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
- 1943World War II – After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
- 1958“Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
- 1972Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea and General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, became the first President of North Korea.
- 1973The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
- 1978With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.
- 200943 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1866Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
- 1928Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
- 1932Dorsey Burnette, American singer (d. 1979)
- 1939Philip Anschutz, American businessman
- 1953Richard Clayderman, French pianist
- 1965Allar Levandi, Estonian Nordic combined skier
- 1971William Gates, American basketball player
- 1973Seth Meyers, American actor
- 1979Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress
- 1981Frank Turner, English Singer-Songwriter
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