1928 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 172 of 172

  • Sep 17 Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
  • Sep 18 Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
  • Sep 21 "My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut
  • Sep 27 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • Sep 28 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
  • Sep 28 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
  • Sep 28 NY Yanks clinch pennant #6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Sep 28 Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga" premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 28 UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • Sep 29 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
  • Sep 29 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
  • Sep 30 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
  • Sep 30 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 1 USSR launches its first 5-year plan
  • Oct 2 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
  • Oct 3 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • Oct 4 KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
  • Oct 6 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • Oct 7 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)
  • Oct 7 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia
  • Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
  • Oct 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 10 Chiang Kai-shek becomes Director of the State Council of China
  • Oct 12 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)

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Oct 15 German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Oct 16 Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
  • Oct 22 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • Oct 22 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin

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Oct 22 Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 22 Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • Oct 28 Indonesian child laws enforced in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day
  • Nov 1 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 US gangster Arnold Rothstein is shot at a business meeting for repudedly refusing to pay gambling debts (dies 6th November)

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds
  • Nov 6 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
  • Nov 10 Hirohito's official coronation as Emperor of Japan
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • Nov 26 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC

1stHistoric Invention

Nov 30 Vladimir K. Zworykin receives patent on Iconoscope TV system

  • Dec 1 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
  • Dec 2 Cardinals' 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
  • Dec 5 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • Dec 5 MW Miklas elected president of Austria
  • Dec 11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover
  • Dec 12 Nichols/Browne's "Wings over Europe" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 13 Clip-on tie designed
  • Dec 13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
  • Dec 17 John McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea
  • Dec 19 1st autogyro flight in US
  • Dec 20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 20 Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 24 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC
  • Dec 25 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
  • Dec 26 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 329

  • Mar 30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)
  • 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 and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • May 1 Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)
  • May 1 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 4 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011), born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • May 6 Robert Poujade, French politician
  • May 7 Marvin Mitchelson, attorney
  • May 8 Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
  • May 9 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • May 10 Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • May 11 Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
  • May 11 Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
  • May 12 Manuel Lujan Jr, (Rep-R-NM, 1969- )
  • May 13 Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua
  • May 13 Jim Shoulders, Champion rodeo cowboy (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
  • May 16 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
  • May 16 Hiroshi Nakajima, Chiba, Japan, doctor (WHO Director-General, 1988-98), (d. 2013)
  • May 17 Donald Cameron Watt, historian
  • May 17 Ian Griggs, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 17 Vivian Moses, biotechnologist
  • May 18 G R Hall, nuclear scientist
  • May 18 P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral
  • May 19 Colin Chapman, English automotive engineer and founder of Lotus Cars, born in Richmond (d. 1982)
  • May 20 David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)
  • May 20 Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor
  • May 22 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • May 24 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • May 24 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), born in Mitchelstown, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • May 25 Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
  • May 28 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • May 29 Felix Rohatyn, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 30 John Keith Wright, English economist, Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
  • May 30 Agnès Varda, French director
  • May 30 Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • 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, American 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 Valentin Gavriyilovich Yershov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 25 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jun 25 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 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 28 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Jun 28 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jun 30 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic
  • Jul 3 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • Jul 3 Günter 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

Weddings in History


Deaths in History