On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1928

Historical Events

  • Johan Grøttumsbråten of Norway wins the Nordic combined gold at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; doubles up with the 18k cross country gold the previous day
  • Norway goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics with Alf Andersen taking gold ahead of Sigmund Ruud

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event

Figure Skater and Actress Sonja Henie
Figure Skater and Actress
Sonja Henie
  • USA 2 beats USA 1 by 0.5s for the 5-man bobsleigh gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; Germany 2 takes bronze

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
1928 Highlights

About February 18, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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