On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1946

Historical Events

  • 1st Davis Cup, Melbourne, Australia: Jack Kramer & Ted Schroeder give US unassailable 3-0 lead; beat Australians John Bromwich & Adrian Quist 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; ends 5-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Winter, American rock musician ("Frankenstein"; "Free Ride"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Jorge Velásquez, Panamanian Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes 1981; 6,795 career wins), born in Chepo, Panama
  • Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota

Famous Deaths

  • Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
1946 Highlights

About December 28, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn