What Happened on October 8, 1928

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Cole Porter and E. Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" opens at the Music Box Theater, NYC; runs for 195 performances

  • Joseph Szigeti debuts Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • M. Russell Ballard, American religious leader (Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Neil Harvey, Australian cricket batsman (79 Tests @ 48.41, 21 x 100, HS 205; Victoria CA, NSW CA), born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Semon, American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Wizard of Oz (1925)), dies of pneumonia and tuberculosis at 39
1928 Highlights

About October 8, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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