Historical Events in April 1928

  • Apr 7 44-year old NY Rangers GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game and beats Montreal Maroons, 2-1 in OT; Rangers go on to win series, 3-2

Historic Event

Apr 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena

Theater Premiere

Apr 9 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

  • Apr 9 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • Apr 9 Turkey passes separation of church & state
  • Apr 13 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)
  • Apr 14 Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: In only their 2nd season in the NHL, New York Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 2-1 for a 3-2 series win
  • Apr 15 Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco) forms

Boston Marathon

Apr 16 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title

  • Apr 19 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
  • Apr 19 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published
  • Apr 19 Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926

Film Release

Apr 21 "The Passion of Joan of Arc", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark

  • Apr 24 Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
  • Apr 25 Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank

Historic Event

Apr 26 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition reopens in London after a fire

  • Apr 28 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York, allowing trials of inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson's first home television receiver; a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture was received from radio transmitter
  • Apr 30 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)