July 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
  • 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 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 10 Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
  • 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 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.

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Jul 29 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney

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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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • Jul 3 G√ľnter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • Jul 3 John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
  • Jul 4 Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
  • Jul 4 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
  • Jul 4 Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)
  • Jul 5 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 7 Colleen Summers, vocal overdubber, born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 8 Carol Henry, choreographer (Garry Moore Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar
  • Jul 10 Bernard Buffet, French painter (d. 1999)
  • Jul 11 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
  • Jul 12 Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 13 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher
  • Jul 15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • Jul 16 James Kilfedder, MP (Ulster Popular Unionist)
  • Jul 16 Ray Thornton, (Rep-D-Arkansas)
  • Jul 16 Robert Sheckley, US, sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)
  • Jul 16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 17 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer
  • Jul 19 John Bratby, painter/writer (Breakdown)
  • Jul 20 Jan Meyers, (Rep-R-Kansas, 1985- )
  • Jul 20 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • Jul 20 Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • Jul 26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
  • Jul 26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
  • Jul 31 Bill Frenzel, (Rep-R-MN, 1971- )

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi

Deaths in History

  • Jul 17 Alvaro Obregon, general/President of Mexico, assassinated
  • Jul 17 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921), dies
  • Jul 20 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)