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.
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.