On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1928

Historical Events

  • 6 children die and 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
  • Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
  • Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
  • Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service
  • Rotterdam soccer club Black White '28 is established (2000 Women's KNVB Cup); declared bankrupt 2004

Famous Birthdays

  • Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
  • Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)

Famous Deaths

  • Ebenezer Howard, English founder of the garden city movement and author (To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform), dies at 78
1928 Highlights

About May 1, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus