On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs 15k world record 46:49.6 and 10 miles 50:15.0 in Berlin, Germany

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • USSR launches its first 5-year plan

Famous Birthdays

  • George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joni┼íkis (d. 1973)
  • Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; N├╝rburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
  • Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician