On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1928

Historical Events

  • RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • Gregory Walcott, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, 87th Precinct), born in Wendell, North Carolina (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
1928 Highlights

About January 13, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn