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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

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? 92 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer