Friday 21 December 1928US date format: 12/21/1928, UK date format: 21/12/1928
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 1928). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Rajna and Ed Nelson in New Orleans.
The Spieler, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Thomas Rajna: Composer.
- Ed Nelson in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; actor (Peyton Place, Along Came a Spider).
- Michalis Kounelis: Greek violinist (d. 1999).
- Ed Nelson: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider).
- Luigi Cadorna: Italian fieldmarshal (WWI, Caporetto), dies at age 78.
- Margaret Mead's influential cultural anthropology text ''Coming of Age in Samoa'' is published in the U.S.
- The U.S. Congress approves the construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.
- Drought leading to famine in China.
- ''Coca Cola'' enters Europe through the Amsterdam Olympics.
- Eliot Ness begins to lead the prohibition unit in Chicago.
- The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is rediscovered.
- Turkey switches from the Arabic to the Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet.
- Frederick Griffith conducts Griffith's experiment, indirectly proving the existence of DNA.
- The first (and last) Best Title Writing Academy Award is given.
- The Episcopal Church in the United States of America ratifies a new revision of the Book of Common Prayer.
- W2XBS, RCA's first television station, is established in New York City.
- Australian farmer Jack Trott finds Rhizanthella gardneri in his garden.
- The first patent for the transistor principle is registered in Germany to Julius Edgar Lilienfeld.
- Joseph Stalin launches the First Five-Year Plan.
- 1928ndash1932 ndash The average nonfarm wage falls by 50% in the USSR.
- Flint Institute of Arts opens