On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1928

Historical Events

  • 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jerzy Semkow, Polish-French conductor and educator, born in Radomsko (d. 2014)
  • Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1976)
1928 Highlights

About October 12, 1928

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 93 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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