On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1915

Historical Events

  • San Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
  • Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones

Famous Birthdays

  • Roebuck "Pops" Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), born in Winona, Mississippi (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer and politician, dies at 78
1915 Highlights

About December 28, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn