On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American brothers, Jennison and John Heaton fight out the top placings in the cresta (now known as skeleton) at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Jennison takes the gold by 1.0s
  • Johan GrøttumsbrÃ¥ten leads a Norwegian sweep of the medals in the 18k cross country at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; he also wins the Nordic combined gold the following day

Famous Birthdays

  • Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)