On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1914

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 WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Lyadov [Anatol Liadov], Russian composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59
1914 Highlights

About August 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo