December 28

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 28, include:

  • Call a Friend Day
  • Endangered Species Act Day 
  • Holy Innocents Day 
  • National Card Playing Day 
  • National Chocolate Day - December 28 and 29
  • National Download Day 
  • National Short Film Day 
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 28, are:

  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Winter Enforcement) - December 18, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 25, 2024 through Evening of January 2, 2025
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Kwanzaa - Evening of December 26, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include December 28, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - December 25, 2024 - Mid February, 2025

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 28 is Capricorn.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:

  • Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it


The Birthstone(s) for December is Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1856 - Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician who became the 28th President of the United States (d. 1924)
  • 1934 - Maggie Smith, English actress (Harry Potter, Downton Abbey)
  • 1954 - Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer (St. Elsewhere, Glory, The Pelican Brief)
  • 1981 - Sienna Miller, American born British actress and fashion designer (American Sniper)

Famous Deaths

  • 1694 - Mary II of England (b. 1662)
  • 2016 - Debbie Reynolds, American actress, singer and dancer (Singin' in the Rain, How the West was Won, Charlotte's Web) (b. 1932)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1950 - Author John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men) marries actress Elaine Anderson
  • 1957 - Actor Robert Wagner (It Takes A Thief, Hart to Hart) marries actress Natalie Wood. They divorced in 1962 and remarried in 1972 until her death in 1981 
  • 1993 - Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus marries Leticia Finley
  • 2010 - Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) marries Spanish actress Elsa Pataky

Quote of the Day

December 27th is Call a Friend Day!

December 27th is Call a Friend Day!

  • The only way to have a friend, is to be one!
  • Try to be a Rainbow in Someone's Cloud ~ Maya Angelou
  • Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer ~ Ed Cunningham
  • It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter ...

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Winter weight loss tips are the most difficult due to the perceived lack of variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at the markets, farmers markets that are closed during winter, the cold weather, and the lack of desire to face the chilly days and exercise! The days are short and dark and the lure of comfort food to ease the winter blues is always looming.

Winter Weight Loss Tips

Find out some great Winter Weight Loss Tips from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1832 - John C Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign, after being elected as a Senator in South Carolina
  • 1836 - South Australia and Adelaide are founded
  • 1836 - Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa Maria-Calatrava Treaty
  • 1846 - Iowa becomes the 29th U.S. State
  • 1879 - The middle part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, resulting in 75 deaths
  • 1908 - Southern Italy is hit with the 7.1 Mw Messina earthquake that kills between 75,000 and 200,000 people
  • 1912 - The first municipally owned streetcars start operating in San Francisco
  • 1943 - The Soviets launch Operation Ulussy, that begins the deportation of the Kalmyk nation to Siberia and Central Asia
  • 1973 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the United States Endangered Species Act into law
  • 1989 - Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia is hit with a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that results in 13 deaths
  • 2014 - Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 on its way from Surabaya to Singapore crashes into the Karimata Strait, killing all 162 people on board

This Day in Music

  • 1968 - The Beatles (known as the White Album) hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1970 - Mother is released by John Lennon
  • 1974 - Angie Baby by Helen Reddy hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1985 - Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy goes to #2 in the U.S., written and produced by Rick James (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1905 - The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. is founded
  • 1934 - The first ever Women's Cricket International is played in Australia between England and Australia
  • 1944 - Maurice Richard is the first to score eight points in one game of NHL ice hockey
  • 2013 - Christ Weidman retains the UFC Middleweight Championship after defeating Anderson Silva

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

hippic (adj.)

1. Relating to horses or horse-riding.
2. (humorous, dated) Relating to horse racing

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