April 1928 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena
  • Apr 9 Turkey passes separation of church & state
  • Apr 13 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)
  • Apr 14 Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • Apr 15 Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (SF) forms
  • Apr 19 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
  • Apr 19 Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
  • Apr 19 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • Apr 24 Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
  • Apr 25 Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
  • Apr 26 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
  • Apr 30 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 2 Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
  • Apr 5 Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6 James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular biologist James Watson
Molecular biologist
James Watson
  • Apr 7 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • Apr 7 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • Apr 8 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
  • Apr 8 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
  • Apr 9 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • Apr 9 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgium, stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • Apr 13 Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif
  • Apr 15 Richard Evans, British diplomat
  • Apr 17 Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
  • Apr 19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • Apr 20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 23 Bill Cotton, CEO (Noel Gay TV)
  • Apr 23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet
  • Apr 26 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • Apr 28 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • Apr 28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Theodore Richards, US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies
  • Apr 5 Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
  • Apr 7 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • Apr 16 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
  • Apr 25 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49
  • Apr 29 Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61