On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1903

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It" premieres in NYC

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Clyde Fitch

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

  • George Gissing, British novelist (New Grub Street, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study), dies from a chill at 46
1903 Highlights

About December 28, 1903

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn