On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Benson, American football player, born in Midland, Texas
  • Fran├žois Gourmet, Belgian decathlete, born in Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
  • Kevin Pereira, American television host, born in Rochester, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84