On This Day

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)

Famous Deaths

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

About April 24, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus