Historical Events in December 1928

  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • Dec 1 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
  • Dec 2 Cardinals' 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
  • Dec 4 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • Dec 5 MW Miklas elected president of Austria

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Dec 11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Dec 11 NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • Dec 12 Nichols/Browne's "Wings over Europe" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 13 Clip-on tie designed
  • Dec 13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)

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Dec 14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 17 John McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea
  • Dec 19 1st autogyro flight in US
  • Dec 20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 20 Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 23 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
  • Dec 24 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • Dec 25 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
  • Dec 26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
  • Dec 26 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
  • Dec 28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made

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Dec 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong