On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 2019

Historical Events

  • 49th Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal), #3 Clemson beats #2 Ohio State, 29-23
  • 52nd Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff semi final): #1 LSU beats #4 Oklahoma, 63-28
  • Jihadist fundamentalist group al-Shabaab sets off a truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 84 people and wounding over 150

Famous Deaths

  • Carley Ann McCord, American sports reporter (Cox Sports TV; in-game host New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 95
  • Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic athlete (Olympic silver triple-jump 1956; Iceland's first ever Olympic medal), dies at 85
2019 Highlights

About December 28, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn