This Day in History on 28 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 28 December. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1612: Galileo recorded the planet Neptune, but classifies it as a fixed star.

1846: Iowa became the 29th state of the United States.

1885: Indian National Congress political party formed.

1908: Earthquake in Messina, Sicily. 75,000 people died.

1948: The Kasel His Land Tribal Act came into force in the state of Mumbai.

1984: Congress won the Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

2013: Aam Aadmi Party formed the government with support from Congress in Delhi.

Dhirubhai Ambani
Ratan Tata

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1856: Thomas Woodrow Wilson, an American politician, and the 28th president of the United States.

1903: John von Neumann, a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer, and polymath.

A. K. Antony

1922: Stan Lee, an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer.

1926: Shirishkumar Mehta, an Indian freedom fighter, a Revolutionary movement for Indian independence.

1932: Dhirubhai Ambani, an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries.

Arun Jaitley

1937: Ratan Tata, an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons.

1940: A. K. Antony, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence

1941: Intikhab Alam, Indian-Pakistani cricketer and coach

1952: Arun Jaitley, an Indian politician, and attorney.

1969: Linus Benedict Torvalds, a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the principal developer of the Linux kernel.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1663: Francesco Maria Grimaldi, an Italian Jesuit priest, mathematician, and physicist.

1912: Madhusudan Rao, an Odia poet and writer.

1931: Abalal Rahiman, an Indian painter.

1971: Nanak Singh, an Indian poet, songwriter, and novelist of the Punjabi language.

1977: Sumitranandan Pant, an Indian poet.

1981: David Abraham Cheulkar, a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor.

2000: Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, an Indian dhrupad singer in the dagar-vani style.

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