What Happened in June 1928

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
  • Jun 4 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • Jun 4 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 4 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 8 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • Jun 9 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
  • Jun 9 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 11 Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 14 Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 15 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

  • Jun 18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
  • Jun 24 32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
  • Jun 24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
  • Jun 25 NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
  • Jun 28 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention
  • Jun 28 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
  • Jun 29 The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
  • Jun 30 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Bob Monkhouse, Kent England, comedian (Bonkers)
  • Jun 1 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • Jun 2 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher
  • Jun 3 Donald Judd, US, sculptor (minimal art)
  • Jun 3 John Reid, cricketer (prolific NZ batsman 1949-65)
  • Jun 4 Paul Greening, master of Queen's household
  • Jun 4 Ruth Westheimer, Germany, sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
  • Jun 5 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), born in Rickenbach (d. 1994)
  • Jun 5 Robert Lansing, SD California, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)
  • Jun 5 Tony Richardson, England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)
  • Jun 6 George Deukmejian, Menands NY, (Gov-Cal)
  • Jun 7 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, historian
  • Jun 7 Charles Louis Strouse, composer
  • Jun 7 Dave Bowen, footballer
  • Jun 7 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy
  • Jun 7 James Ivory, producer/director (Howard's End, Remains of the Day)
  • Jun 7 Reg Park, British bodybuilder
  • Jun 7 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 Jiri Dvoracek, composer
  • Jun 8 Kat[i]e [Gertrude] Wilhelm, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Hamlet Trap)
  • Jun 9 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • Jun 10 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • Jun 10 Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 11 Fabiola de Mora y Aragon, Spanish Queen of Belgium
  • Jun 11 Gerard van Leijenhorst, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (CDA)
  • Jun 12 Michael Wishart, artist
  • Jun 12 Richard Sherman, composer/lyricist (Mary Poppins)
  • Jun 12 Vic Damone, [Vito Farinola], Bkln, singer (Street Where You Live)
  • Jun 13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 13 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Jun 16 Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)
  • Jun 16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • Jun 18 Maggie McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)
  • Jun 18 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • Jun 19 Nancy Marchand, actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 19 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • Jun 19 Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • Jun 20 David Mitchell, British MP
  • Jun 20 Jean-Marie le Pen, France, leader (National Front party)
  • Jun 20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 20 Robert Satanowski, composer
  • Jun 20 Eric Dolphy, jazz musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1964)
  • Jun 21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 V G Yershov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 22 Ralph Waite, White Plains New York, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons)
  • Jun 25 William Joseph Russo, composer
  • Jun 25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 25 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jun 26 Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
  • Jun 27 Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • Jun 28 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • Jun 28 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
  • Jun 28 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • Jun 28 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • Jun 28 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Jun 29 Ian Bannen, Airdrie Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)
  • Jun 30 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 15 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Li Y√ľan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 7 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • Jun 12 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • Jun 13 Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • Jun 16 Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)
  • Jun 17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 22 George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
  • Jun 22 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • Jun 23 Thomas H Rollinson, composer, dies at 84