What Happened in 1928 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 263

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 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
  • Jul 2 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
  • Jul 2 The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA
  • Jul 3 1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird)
  • Jul 6 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
  • Jul 6 Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska
  • Jul 6 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 7 41st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 7 Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
  • Jul 7 Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.
  • Jul 8 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
  • Jul 10 Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
  • Jul 12 1st televised tennis match
  • Jul 15 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • Jul 19 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
  • Jul 20 The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.
  • Jul 26 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 26 Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
  • Jul 27 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
  • Jul 27 Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July.
  • Jul 28 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam

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Jul 29 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Jul 29 Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
  • Jul 29 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)

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Jul 30 George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Jul 31 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 2 Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 3 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
  • Aug 11 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • Aug 11 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
  • Aug 12 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
  • Aug 13 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
  • Aug 14 Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
  • Aug 25 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • Aug 27 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 27 Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Aug 27 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
  • Aug 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • Sep 1 Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king
  • Sep 3 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit
  • Sep 6 USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 1 USSR launches its first 5-year plan
  • Oct 2 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
  • Oct 3 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • Oct 4 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
  • Oct 4 KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 6 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • Oct 7 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)
  • Oct 7 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia
  • Oct 8 Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Eastern Soccer League forms in USA
  • Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
  • Oct 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 691

  • 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, 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 27 Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, (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
  • Mar 1 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)
  • Mar 1 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 3 Dave Dudley, singer (Six Days on the Road)
  • Mar 3 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • Mar 4 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • Mar 4 Samuel Adler, composer
  • Mar 6 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • Mar 8 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
  • Mar 8 Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
  • Mar 9 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 10 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • Mar 10 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
  • Mar 11 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 11 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), born in Virginia (d. 2016)

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • Mar 12 Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
  • Mar 12 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
  • Mar 12 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Quebec politician and senator
  • Mar 12 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 14 Frank Borman, astronaut (Gem 7, Ap 8)/CEO (Eastern Airline), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 15 Nicolas Flagello, composer
  • Mar 16 Christa Ludwig, soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 16 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 2008)
  • Mar 17 Edino Krieger, composer
  • Mar 17 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 18 Fidel V Ramos, pres (Phillipines)
  • Mar 18 William R Boggs, Georgia, Brig Gen/chief of engineers under Bragg
  • Mar 18 Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
  • Mar 18 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • Mar 19 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • Mar 19 Patrick McGoohan, Astoria NY, actor (#6-Prisoner, Secret Agent)
  • Mar 19 Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • Mar 20 Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)
  • Mar 20 Christopher Benstead, race horse trainer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • Mar 20 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 21 Evelyn Ruth Anderson, composer
  • Mar 21 James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • Mar 22 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer
  • Mar 22 Bill Archer, (Rep-R-TX, 1971- )
  • Mar 22 DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board
  • Mar 22 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
  • Mar 22 Ed Macauley, NBAer (Boston Celtics)
  • Mar 22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • Mar 23 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 23 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • Mar 24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • Mar 24 Vanessa Brown, actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Hilton Kramer, Gloucester, Massachusetts, art critic, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 26 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • Mar 27 Douglas Applegate, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
  • Mar 28 Jose Luis de Delas, composer
  • Mar 28 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 28 Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician
  • Mar 29 Vaclav Felix, composer
  • Mar 29 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
  • Mar 30 Diether de la Motte, composer
  • Mar 30 Richard Trant, British general
  • Mar 30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 1 George Grizzard, NC, actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica)
  • Apr 1 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, Portland Oregon, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Apr 2 Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
  • Apr 2 Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • Apr 3 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd

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