On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1918

Historical Events

  • Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
  • Strike on Berlin ammunition factory

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-BicĂȘtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn McCrae

John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae

1918 Highlights

About January 28, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius