On this day: December 28

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Dec 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 27, 2012 

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, Wis. 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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