What Happened in January 1928

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • Jan 1 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • Jan 2 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • Jan 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

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Jan 10 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 13 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • Jan 17 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • Jan 23 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 28 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
  • Jan 30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US

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Jan 30 Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 30 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 30 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jan 30 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Jan 31 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • Jan 1 Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 3 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • Jan 5 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jan 5 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 6 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • Jan 7 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

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Jan 7 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Jan 8 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • Jan 9 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • Jan 10 Wallace Berry, composer
  • Jan 10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 11 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 11 Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Lew Gallo, Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
  • Jan 12 Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 13 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 13 Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16 William Kennedy, US writer
  • Jan 16 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)

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Jan 17 Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 19 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • Jan 20 William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • Jan 23 Jeanne Moreau, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • Jan 23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 24 Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 29 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • Jan 30 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Jan 31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • Jan 8 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12 Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • Jan 27 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)