On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1914

Historical Events

MurderAssassination

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie by Bosnian-Serb assassin Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, setting off chain of alliances that begin WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
Assassin Gavrilo Princip
Assassin
Gavrilo Princip

Famous Birthdays

  • Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician (served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, known as Dr. Death), born in Bad Radkersburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

MurderFranz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, leads to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, assassinated with her husband Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, at 46
1914 Highlights

About June 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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