On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Joss Ackland, British actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest), born in London, England
  • McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer, born in Tennille, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer
  • Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
  • Armando Diaz, Italian marshal and minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)
1928 Highlights

About February 29, 1928

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces