What Happened in 1928

Significant Events

  • Feb 3 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
  • Jun 18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
  • Aug 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
  • Sep 15 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza
  • Oct 2 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint JosemarĂ­a Escrivá
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Did You Know?

Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"

On May 15, 1928


World Leaders in 1928

Famous People in 1928

Would You Believe?

Largest recorded hailstone at the time 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) falls in Potter, Nebraska

On July 6, 1928

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 2 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley
  • Feb 26 Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest
  • Mar 6 Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic
  • Jun 15 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)
  • Jun 16 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt
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