On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1932

Famous Birthdays

  • Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
  • Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer ("Tall Oak Tree"; "Hey Little One"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (NY Rangers 1952-69), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
  • Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth; "Fly Me To The Moon"), born in Robbins, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), dies at 78
  • Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), dies of suicide at 55
1932 Highlights

About December 28, 1932

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn