On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1918

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Tomáš G. Massaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Shepherdson, British soccer trainer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Bouchet, American Physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, dies at 66
  • Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), dies at 72
1918 Highlights

About October 28, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio