On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1906

Famous Birthdays

  • John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skating coach (1952, 56, 60 Winter Olympics; father of triple gold medallist Ard), born in Wieringerwaard, Hollands Kroon, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Leslie Dwyer, English actor (Hi-de-Hi!), born in London, England (d. 1986)
1906 Highlights

About August 28, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo