On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)