What Happened in August 1928

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 2 Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 3 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
  • Aug 11 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • Aug 11 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
  • Aug 12 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
  • Aug 13 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
  • Aug 14 Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
  • Aug 25 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • Aug 27 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 27 Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Aug 27 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
  • Aug 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
  • Aug 2 Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 3 Cécile Aubry, French actress
  • Aug 4 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
  • Aug 4 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 6 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Aug 6 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • Aug 6 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Aug 7 Amazing [James] Randi, skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • Aug 7 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 8 Don Burrows, Australian musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 9 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Aug 10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • Aug 10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • Aug 12 Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Laurentius L M [Laurens] van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist
  • Aug 14 Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], actress (7 Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 15 Nicolas Roeg, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Ann Blyth, Mt Kisko NY, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce)
  • Aug 16 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican/US blues guitarist (Have Mercy)
  • Aug 17 Jean R Adams, entomologist
  • Aug 17 Thomas Jefferson Anderson, composer
  • Aug 17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Aug 18 Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Aug 21 Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Aug 21 Zdenek Lukas, composer
  • Aug 21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • Aug 22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Modrath, German composer
  • Aug 23 Gerd Natschinski, composer
  • Aug 23 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Aug 27 Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 27 Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonald's & San Diego Padres)
  • Aug 27 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
  • Aug 27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, composer
  • Aug 27 Othmar Schneider, Lech am, Arlberg, skier (Oly Gld 1952), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 James Wild, music teacher
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • Aug 29 Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
  • Aug 29 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • Aug 30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 30 Ruth Westerheimer, sex therapist (Dr Ruth)
  • Aug 30 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • Aug 31 James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
  • Aug 31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna


Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 7 Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • Aug 8 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
  • Aug 9 Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Rex Cherryman, American actor (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
  • Aug 13 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • Aug 29 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • Aug 30 Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64