January 28, 1953 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.

Deaths in History

  • Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
  • James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)