On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1916

Historical Events

  • Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, born in Inverness (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau), dies at 77
  • Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
1916 Highlights

About October 28, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio