December 28

December 28th is the 362nd day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 363rd in leap years), thus three days remain until the end of the year.

The 28th of December is in Spain and Latin America, the Dia de los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Holy Innocents and Day of the Innocents ), whose one occasion, as on April 1, April Fools with, each other plays tricks in other countries.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 0484: After the death of King Euric from the family of Balthi his son Alaric II takes over control of the Visigothic kingdom.


Science and Technology



  • 0418: Boniface I. is elected by the majority of the Roman clergy as the successor to Pope Zosimus. The day before also selected Eulalius therefore considered anti-pope.
  • 1065: The consecration of the reign of Edward the Confessor built Westminster Abbey place in the absence of the king instead, which is already too ill to attend the celebrations.
  • 1878: Pope Leo XIII. turns in his encyclical Quod Apostolici muneris against socialism.
  • 1912: Foundation of the Anthroposophical Society.
  • 1951: From the New Apostolic Church, the Apostolic splits in the Netherlands after disagreements over a local apostle successor Genootschap from.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century



21st Century


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2003: Henning Frederichs, German composer, conductor and music teacher
  • 2004: Franz Böhmert, German physician and sports official
  • 2004: Jerry Orbach, American actor
  • 2004: Susan Sontag, American writer, essayist and journalist
  • 2007: Abdullah ibn Husayn al -Ahmar, Yemeni political and tribal leader
  • 2010: Eva Deissen, Austrian journalist and columnist
  • 2010: Denis Dutton, New Zealand author, Internet entrepreneur and professor of philosophy
  • 2010: Eckart van Hooven, German bank managers and politicians
  • 2011: Andreas Al- Laham, German Business Administration
  • 2011: Charlotte Kerr, German actress, director and producer
  • 2012: Nicholas Neoclis Ambraseys, Greek - British civil engineer, pioneer of Soil Mechanics and Seismology
  • 2013: Halton Arp, American astronomer

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Day of the Innocents (Protestant, Catholic)
  • Johann Reinhard Hedinger, German preacher ( Protestant)

More entries contains the list of commemorative and Action days.

  • Day
  • Day in December