What Happened on January 12, 1928

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Philip Barry and Elmer Rice's play "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Lew Gallo, American character actor and screenwriter (Get Smart; Gunsmoke; 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" ("So Long"; "Teardrops From My Eyes"), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Vic Toweel, South African boxer (undisputed world bantamweight champion), born in Benoni, South Africa (d. 2008)
Born in 1928

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
1928 Highlights

About January 12, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn