What Happened in September 1928

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king

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Sep 3 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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Sep 6 USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Sep 7 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 9 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
  • Sep 11 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
  • Sep 11 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
  • Sep 12 -17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000
  • Sep 12 Katharine Hepburn's NY stage debut in "Night Hostess"
  • Sep 13 KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions
  • Sep 15 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva

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Sep 15 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

  • Sep 15 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
  • Sep 15 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 15 Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
  • Sep 16 Hurricane hits West Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee Florida; 3,000 die
  • Sep 17 Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
  • Sep 17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • Sep 17 48th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henri Cochet beats Francis Hunter (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • Sep 18 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
  • Sep 18 Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
  • Sep 21 "My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut
  • Sep 24 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 27 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • Sep 28 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
  • Sep 28 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
  • Sep 28 NY Yanks clinch pennant #6

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Sep 28 Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Sep 28 US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Sep 28 Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga" premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 28 UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • Sep 29 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
  • Sep 29 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
  • Sep 30 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
  • Sep 30 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 George Maharis, Astoria New York, actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game)
  • Sep 1 Clifford Lincoln, Canadian politician
  • Sep 2 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • Sep 2 Peter Mansfield, British politial journalist and author (d. 1996)
  • Sep 3 Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission(d. 2007)
  • Sep 4 Dick York, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Sep 4 Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors)
  • Sep 6 Evgeny Svetlanov, Moscow Russia, conductor (Siberian Fantasy)
  • Sep 6 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Sep 6 Robert M. Pirsig, American author
  • Sep 7 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
  • Sep 10 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • Sep 10 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • Sep 11 Earl Holliman, Delhi La, actor (Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic)
  • Sep 11 Reubin Askew, (Gov-Fla)
  • Sep 13 Ernest L Boyer, educator/chancellor (NY's State Universities-SUNY)
  • Sep 14 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
  • Sep 14 Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of English princess Alexandra, born in London, England
  • Sep 14 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer/climber
  • Sep 15 Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 15 Rod Robbie, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 17 Brian Matthew, British disc jockey
  • Sep 17 Roddy McDowall, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England
  • Sep 18 Adam Walacinski, composer
  • Sep 18 Phyllis Kirk, actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Sep 19 Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)
  • Sep 20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • Sep 22 Eugene Roche, actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 22 Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)
  • Sep 23 Robert Helps, composer
  • Sep 25 Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
  • Sep 26 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
  • Sep 27 Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
  • Sep 27 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
  • Sep 27 Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)
  • Sep 28 Naphtali Kupferberg, singer (Fugs)
  • Sep 28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Sep 29 Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet
  • Sep 29 Lord Avebury [Eric Reginald Lubbock], English politician (Liberal MP for Orpington 1962-70)

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Sep 30 Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, born in Sighet, Romania (d. 2016)

Author Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 13 Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust bat), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Sep 29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies of a car accident at 29
  • Sep 29 Steinitz, mathematician, dies