On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1911

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Bob Crisp, South African cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 20 wickets; Rhodesia, Western Province, Worcestershire), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1994)
  • Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64
1911 Highlights

About May 28, 1911

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini