On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
  • British General John French evacuate Amiens

BattleBattle of Interest

Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Osser, American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
  • Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59