On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1916

Historical Events

  • German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Louis Brandeis is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States after being nominated by President Woodrow Wilson

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Opera "Goyescas" premieres in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Crossley-Holland, British composer, ethnomusicologist, and educator (UCLA, 1969-83), born in London (d. 2001)
1916 Highlights

About January 28, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius