On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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British New Year's honours list include Knights for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and a Order of the Companions of Honour for Margaret Atwood

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Author Margaret Atwood
Author
Margaret Atwood
  • UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), dies at 108
  • June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), dies at 93
  • Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), dies at 81
  • Shehu Shagari, Nigerian politician, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 93