On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1928

Historical Events


Sport awardBoston Marathon

32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar

Famous Birthdays

  • Night Train Lane [Richard Lane], American NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Birks, Canadian businessman and founder of Henri Birks and Sons, dies at 87
1928 Highlights

About April 16, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries