On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1924

Historical Events

  • 119 die in coal mine disaster at Benwood, West Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • Kenneth Kaunda, 1st President of Zambia (1964-91), born in Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) (d. 2021)
1924 Highlights

About April 28, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus