On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1908

Historical Events

  • Earthquake strikes Messina, 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), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1996)
1908 Highlights

About December 28, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn