- Jun 18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
- Aug 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
- Sep 15 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza
- Oct 2 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
On May 15, 1928