What Happened on May 31, 1928

Historical Events

  • 1st aerial crossing of Pacific takes off from Oakland
  • Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Ufton, English soccer defender (1 cap; Charlton Athletic), manager (Plymouth Argyle) and cricket wicketkeeper (Kent), born in Crayford, England (d. 2021)
  • Jacob Lateiner, Cuban-American concert pianist, and professor (Juilliard School, 1966-2010), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2010)
  • Pankaj Roy, Indian cricket batsman (45 Tests, 5 x 100, HS 173; WR opening partnership [Vinoo Mankad] 413; Bengal), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Enneccerus, German politician and scholar, dies at 85
  • Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
1928 Highlights

About May 31, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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