On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1928

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick 'Night Train' Lane, American Pro Football HOF cornerback (7 x Pro Bowl; 7 x First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Walt Dickerson, American jazz vibraphone player, and composer ("To My Queen"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008) [1]

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? 93 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries