On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Montreal right wing Maurice 'Rocket' Richard becomes first player in NHL history to score 8 points in one game with 5 goals and 3 assists in the Canadiens' 9-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelia ten Boom is accidentally released from Ravensbruck