On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)

Famous Birthdays

  • Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), born in Saint-RaphaĆ«l, Var, France (d. 1990)
  • George H. Ross, American businessman, born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), dies at 51