January 28

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1970 Gerard Sweetman (61), Fine Gael politician and Minister for Finance (1954–7), was killed in a car crash in County Kildare.
  • 1939 W. B. Yeats, poet, died at Roquebrune, France.
  • 1918 Lt.-Col. John McCrae (45), Canadian surgeon and poet, who composed In Flanders Field (05/1915), died of pneumonia in Boulogne.
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