On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1887

Historical Events

  • England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
  • In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

Historic Event

Work begins on the Eiffel Tower in Paris


Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Rubinstein, Polish-American concert pianist, born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland), (d. 1982)
  • Lily (Theresa) Strickland, American composer of art songs, piano, and silent film music, and ethnomusicologist (The Music Courier), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1958)
1887 Highlights

About January 28, 1887

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius