On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1928

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia

Famous Birthdays

  • Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter, born in Kashan, Iran (d. 1980)
1928 Highlights

About October 7, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra