On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Cole Porter and E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • Eastern Soccer League forms in USA
  • Joseph Szigeti debuted 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 cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Semon, American comedian and director (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 39