August 1928 in History

Events in History

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 13 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
  • Aug 14 Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
  • 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 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
  • Aug 7 Amazing [James] Randi, skeptic magician (Nova), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
  • Aug 8 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 11 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 12 Charles Blackman, Australian artist
  • Aug 14 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, born in Maastricht, Germany
  • Aug 17 Jean R Adams, entomologist
  • Aug 21 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), born in Golungo Alto, Portuguese Angola (d. 1990)
  • Aug 21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • Aug 26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Aug 27 Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
  • Aug 27 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
  • Aug 27 Othmar Schneider, Lech am, Arlberg, skier (Oly Gld 1952), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • Aug 30 Ruth Westerheimer, sex therapist (Dr Ruth)
  • Aug 31 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

Deaths in History

  • Aug 7 Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • Aug 8 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
  • Aug 9 Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
  • Aug 14 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • Aug 29 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • Aug 30 Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64