What happened on 28 December?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2014 | Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore crashed into the Karimata Strait en route, all 162 people were killed.

2014 | MS Norman Atlantic catched fire in the Strait of Otranto, in the Adriatic Sea, in Italian waters and nine people died and another 19 were reported missing.

2009 | Over thirty people were reported dead in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, victims were among the Shia Muslims observing the Day of Ashura.

1989 | On this day a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people, 160 people was hospitalised and 50 000 buildings were damaged.

1885 | In the Bombay Presidency, the Indian National Congress political party was founded on this day.

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2016 | American actress, singer and dancer, Debbie Reynolds, 84.

2013 | American soldier and politician, and the 51st Mayor of Melbourne, Florida, Harry C. Goode Jr, 75.

2001 | American priest and author, William X. Kienzle, 73.

1968 | 12th Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, soldier and courtier, David Ogilvy, 75.

2018 | British actress who appeared in “Absolutely fabulous” , June Whitfield, 93.


1932 | British journalist and politician, and Shadow Home Secretary, Roy Hattersley.

1922 | American comic author and publisher, Stan Lee.

1954 | American film actor who appeared in different films like “Remember the Titans”, Denzel Washington.

1950 | German-American painter and academician, Rainer Maria Latzke.

1986 | British footballer, Tom Huddlestone.


2013 | On this day Hull City turned the 0-0 draw at half-time into a 6-0 at full-time Premier League win over Fulham at KC Stadium.


2016 | On this day,  the “20th Century Women” premiered for the first time in the United States.

1934  |The  American comedy directed by  “Bright Eyes” was released.


African traditional religion has more similarities than differences where gods and spirits are glorified through libation and sacrifice of different things such as animals, vegetables, cooked food, flowers, precious stones, even precious metals.

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