January 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • Jan 1 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • Jan 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 17 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • Jan 23 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 28 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
  • Jan 30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • Jan 30 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 31 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 3 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • Jan 8 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • Jan 9 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • Jan 10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 11 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16 William Kennedy, US writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Jan 31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12 Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • Jan 29 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)