On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1928

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in US with Leopold Stokowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Academy of Music, Philadelpha

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Pardoe, British engineer (Project Manager for the Blue Streak ballistic missile programme) (d. 1996)
  • Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
1928 Highlights

About November 2, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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