On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • David Farquhar Andress, New Zealand composer (Ring Around the Moon; A Unicorn for Christmas), born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Michael Bryant, British actor (Sakharov; Girly), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Peter Moore, British academic (Professor of Statistics at London Business School) (d. 2010)
  • Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters, 1953-59 - "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Ellen Harrison, British anthropologist and linguist, dies at 77
  • Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
1928 Highlights

About April 5, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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