What Happened on June 28, 1914

Historical Events


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

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)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand (1863-1914)

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

  • 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? 108 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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