What Happened on December 28, 1908

Historical Events

  • Earthquake strikes Messina in Italy, killing nearly 80,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Felicja Blumental, Polish-Brazilian concert pianist (Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 5; Penderecki's Partita for Harpsichord), born in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front; Holiday; Dr Kildare (films); Johnny Belinda), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1996)
Born in 1908
1908 Highlights

About December 28, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn