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 This day in History - December 28
398 Historic Events for December 28
1970

L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65

Death
1970

Charles "Sonny" Liston, heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64), dies

Death
1970

"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 perfs

Event
1971

Steve Morrison, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1971

Michael Watkins, NFL wide receiver (SD Chargers)

Birth
1971

Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1971

Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83

Death
1971

Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet

Event
1972

Jean-Francois Jomphe, Havre St-pierre Ca, NHL right wing (Anaheim)

Birth
1972

Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)

Event
1972

Patrick Rafter, Queensland Aust, tennis star (1993 USTA/Aptos Calif)

Birth
1972

Jim Kitts, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1972

Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea

Event
1972

Adam Vinatieri, WLAF punter/kicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots)

Birth
1972

Adam Clawson, Salt Lake City UT, slalom single canoe (Olympic-19th-96)

Birth
1972

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1973

Garth John Da Silva, Auckland NZ, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Comet Kohoutek at perihelion

Event
1973

Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1973

Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"

Event
1973

Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby

Event
1974

6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed

Event
1974

Rob Niedermayer, Cassiar, NHL center (Florida Panthers)

Birth
1975

"Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass

Event
1975

Tannis Vallely, NYC, actress (Janice Lazorotto-Head of the Class)

Birth