What Happened on October 1, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • USSR launches its first 5-year plan

Famous Birthdays

  • George Peppard, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)
  • Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician