On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1928

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

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
1928 Highlights

About January 6, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn