On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500
  • Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins his only US title; beats American Frank Hunter 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Matthew, British disc jockey (Saturday Club), born in Coventry (d. 2017)
  • Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)