On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1918

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 103 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio