What Happened on February 17, 1928

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 (La Divina Infiel; The Shadow of the Bat), and singer ("Es tarde ya" (It's Too Late Now)), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
Born in 1928

About February 17, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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