On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1928

Historical Events

  • Boston Garden officially opens
  • Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin McDonald, Australian cricket batsman (47 Tests, 5 x 100s; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • John Sangster, Australian jazz composer (The Hobbit Suite), born in Sandringham, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
1928 Highlights

About November 17, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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