Born on this Day in History: December 28, 1954 - Born in Mount Vernon, NY, on December 28, 1954, Denzel Washington first studied journalism at Fordham University but then discovered an interest in acting. He made his feature film debut in the comedy A Carbon Copy (1981) and was cast in the hit TV medical drama "St. Elsewhere" (1982-88). He went on to appear in several blockbuster movies and won Oscars for his roles in Glory and Training Day.
On this Day in History: December 28, 1983 - Dennis Wilson, original drummer of the Beach Boys, drowned while diving from a boat near Marquesas Pier.