On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012)