What Happened in February 1928

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Feb 7 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • Feb 8 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY
  • Feb 11 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • Feb 22 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist and photographer
  • Feb 1 Sam Edwards, physicist
  • Feb 1 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Feb 1 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • Feb 1 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • Feb 2 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • Feb 3 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 4 Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
  • Feb 5 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • Feb 5 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • Feb 7 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
  • Feb 8 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 9 Roger Mudd, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 9 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • Feb 9 Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • Feb 11 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • Feb 11 Conrad Janis, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • Feb 11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Feb 14 Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • Feb 14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • Feb 17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • Feb 18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 20 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
  • Feb 20 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 22 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Paul Dooley, Parkensburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding)
  • Feb 23 David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, British peer
  • Feb 23 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)
  • Feb 24 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 25 Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
  • Feb 25 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
  • Feb 25 Richard Stern, US writer
  • Feb 26 Aldonis Kalnins, composer
  • Feb 26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • Feb 26 Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
  • Feb 26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • Feb 26 Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006), born at Kfar Malal (d. 2014)
  • Feb 28 Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
  • Feb 28 Tom Aldredge, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • Feb 29 Joss Ackland, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest), born in London, England
  • Feb 29 McHenry Boatwright, signer
  • Feb 29 Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner
  • Feb 29 Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 26 Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • Feb 4 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 15 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), dies at 75

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • Feb 16 Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
  • Feb 29 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
  • Feb 29 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • Feb 29 Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)