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Wednesday 28 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bedfordshire day is celebrated in the county of Bedfordshire to celebrate the birth of John Bunyan

Events

  • 1971 – Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
  • 1967 – The first pulsar known as PSR B1919+21 in the constellation of Vulpecula was discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
  • 1966 – Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
  • 1919 – Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
  • 1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.
  • 1814 – The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
  • 1785 – The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
  • 936 – Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang.

Births

  • 1995 – Chase Elliott, American race car driver
  • 1992 – Adam Hicks, American actor
  • 1992 – Jake Miller, American singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress and producer
  • 1984 – Trey Songz, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1983 – Summer Rae, American football player, wrestler, and actress
  • 1983 – Tyler Glenn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1979 – Chamillionaire, American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor
  • 1978 – Brent Albright, American wrestler
  • 1978 – Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • 1977 – DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • 1974 – apl.de.ap, Filipino-American singer and rapper
  • 1973 – Jade Puget, American guitarist and producer
  • 1969 – Robb Nen, American baseball player and manager
  • 1967 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and television personality (d. 2007)
  • 1967 – Stephnie Weir, American actress and comedian
  • 1965 – Matt Williams, American baseball player and manager
  • 1964 – John Burkett, American baseball player and bowler
  • 1964 – Michael Bennet, Indian-American lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1963 – Johnny Newman, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Walt Weiss, American baseball player and manager
  • 1962 – Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, and television host
  • 1962 – Matt Cameron, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1959 – Judd Nelson, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Dave Righetti, American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Helen De Michiel, American director and producer
  • 1953 – Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress
  • 1951 – Barbara Morgan, American educator and astronaut
  • 1950 – Ed Harris, American actor and producer
  • 1950 – Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1949 – Alexander Godunov, Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)
  • 1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian-American singer, keyboard player, and bandleader (CBS Orchestra)
  • 1948 – Alan Lightman, American physicist, novelist, and academician
  • 1948 – Dick Morris, American political consultant, journalist, and author
  • 1946 – Joe Dante, American director and producer
  • 1944 – R. B. Greaves, Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Rita Mae Brown, American novelist, poet, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1942 – Paul Warfield, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1940 – Bruce Channel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1936 – Gary Hart, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
  • 1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1933 – Joe Knollenberg, American soldier and politician
  • 1929 – Berry Gordy, Jr., American songwriter and producer, founded Motown Records
  • 1928 – Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (d. 1980)
  • 1925 – Gigi Gryce, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1923 – Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1923 – Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (d. 2016)
  • 1912 – Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1910 – Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1907 – Henry Picard, American golfer (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – Rose Bampton, American soprano and educator (d. 2007)
  • 1904 – James Eastland, American planter and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1896 – Dawn Powell, American author and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1896 – Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1894 – Brooks Atkinson, American theatre critic (d. 1984)
  • 1894 – Henry Hazlitt, American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)
  • 1866 – Henry Bacon, American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)
  • 1864 – Lindley Miller Garrison, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)
  • 1853 – Helen Magill White, American academic (d. 1944)
  • 1837 – John Wesley Hyatt, American engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1805 – John Lloyd Stephens, American archeologist and explorer (d. 1852)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Marjorie Lord, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Austrian-American poet and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Spain Rodriguez, American illustrator (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier and author (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Kal Mann, American songwriter (b. 1917)
  • 1998 – Kerry Wendell Thornley, American soldier and author (b. 1938)
  • 1994 – Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  • 1994 – Jerry Rubin, American businessman and activist (b. 1938)
  • 1993 – Garry Moore, American comedian, television personality, and game show host (b. 1915)
  • 1993 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian-American drummer (b. 1946)
  • 1987 – Choh Hao Li, Chinese-American biologist and chemist (b. 1913)
  • 1983 – Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 1977 – Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (b. 1896)
  • 1976 – Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
  • 1960 – Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1908)
  • 1954 – Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1953 – Frank Olson, American biologist and chemist (b. 1910)
  • 1945 – Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (b. 1879)
  • 1939 – James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, created basketball (b. 1861)
  • 1912 – Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman (b. 1870)
  • 1901 – Moses Dickson, African-American abolitionist, soldier, minister, and founder of The Knights of Liberty (b. 1824)
  • 1878 – Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (b. 1805)
  • 1859 – Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (b. 1783)
  • 1852 – Emmanuil Xanthos, Greek activist, co-founded Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
  • 1794 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general (b. 1730)
  • 1785 – William Whipple, American general and politician (b. 1730)
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