On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1928

Historical Events

  • 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva
  • Alfred "Tich" Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
  • Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6

InventionScientific Discovery

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

  • Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the 1950-60s hard bop era (The Black Messiah), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/Sky Dome, Toronto), born in Poole, England (d. 2012)
1928 Highlights

About September 15, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo