On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer (8 Oscars), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)
  • Hans Speidel, German general and NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), born in Metzingen, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (Ceylon, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa), dies at 72
1897 Highlights

About October 28, 1897

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio