On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1928

Historical Events

  • Belgian cyclist Georges Ronsse wins men's road race at UCI Road World Championships in Budapest, Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • Eydie Gormé [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
1928 Highlights

About August 16, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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