On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Peter Byrne, British director and actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), born in West Ham, Essex

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDouglas Haig

Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI) nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, dies from a heart attack at 66

WWI General Douglas Haig
WWI General
Douglas Haig

1928 Highlights

About January 29, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius