On This Day

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, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, 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? 93 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini