June 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
  • Jun 4 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • Jun 8 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • Jun 9 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 14 Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Jun 18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
  • Jun 24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
  • Jun 25 NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
  • Jun 28 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention
  • Jun 28 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
  • Jun 29 The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
  • Jun 30 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • Jun 2 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher
  • Jun 3 Donald Judd, US, sculptor (minimal art)
  • Jun 4 Paul Greening, master of Queen's household
  • Jun 4 Ruth Westheimer, Germany, sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
  • Jun 5 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), born in Rickenbach (d. 1994)
  • Jun 5 Tony Richardson, England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)
  • Jun 6 George Deukmejian, Menands NY, (Gov-Cal)
  • Jun 7 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, historian
  • Jun 7 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy
  • Jun 7 Reg Park, British bodybuilder
  • Jun 7 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 Kat[i]e [Gertrude] Wilhelm, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Hamlet Trap)
  • Jun 9 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • Jun 10 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • Jun 10 Maurice Sendak, author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 11 Fabiola de Mora y Aragon, Spanish Queen of Belgium
  • Jun 11 Gerard van Leijenhorst, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (CDA)
  • Jun 12 Michael Wishart, artist
  • Jun 13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Jun 16 Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)
  • Jun 18 Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)
  • Jun 18 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • Jun 19 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • Jun 20 David Mitchell, British MP
  • Jun 20 Jean-Marie le Pen, France, leader (National Front party)
  • Jun 21 V G Yershov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 25 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jun 26 Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
  • Jun 27 Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • Jun 28 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
  • Jun 28 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • Jun 28 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • Jun 30 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Li Y√ľan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • Jun 7 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • Jun 12 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • Jun 14 Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • Jun 16 Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)
  • Jun 17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 22 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)