On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1928

Historical Events

  • 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva
  • Kent leg-spinner Alfred "Tich" Freeman takes 2-102 and 4-75 for Rest of England vs Lancashire to become the only bowler to take 300 wickets (304) in an English cricket season

Scientific Discovery

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

  • St. Louis Cardinals set NL record of 18 men left-on-base; still beat Phillies, 8-6 at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
  • 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? 93 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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