What Happened on June 28, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)
  • Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Peter Heine, cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's)
  • Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor