On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 (b. 1838)
  • Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)