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
Playwright
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