What Happened on June 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand

Famous Birthdays

  • Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player

Famous Deaths


MurderAssassination

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated