On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1928

Historical Events

  • Alfred E Smith (NY-Governor) nominated for US President at Democratic Convention
  • Friedrich Schmiedl attempts rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)

Music History

Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End Blues"


Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003, born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Harold Evans, English-American journalist and writer (editor of The Sunday Times), born in Patricroft, England
  • Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), born in Winterton, Natal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor (d. 1996)
1928 Highlights

About June 28, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer