What Happened on April 24, 1928

Historical Events

  • Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustav Krivinka, Czech composer, born in Doubravice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic (d. 1990)
  • Johnny Griffin III, American jazz saxophonist (A Blowin' Session), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Tommy Docherty, Scottish soccer midfielder (25 caps; Preston North End) and manager (Chelsea, QPR, Scotland, Manchester United), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, dies at 72
1928 Highlights

About April 24, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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