On this day: December 28

Published On: Dec 27 2012 12:36:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 28 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.

OTD December 28 - John D MacDonald
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1986: American crime and suspense novelist John D. MacDonald dies from complications of an earlier heart bypass operation at the age of 70 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MacDonald's best-known works include the critically acclaimed Travis McGee series and his novel "The Executioners," which was adapted into the film "Cape Fear."

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