Historical Events in July 1928

  • 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