On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand

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 is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated