Historical Events in August 1928

  • Aug 1 Americans sweep medals at a rainy Olympic pole vault final in Amsterdam with Sabin Carr gold, from William Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis

Baseball Record

Aug 1 Babe Ruth hits home run #42 in the Yankees 12-1 win v St. Louis Browns, takes him 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Treaty of Interest

Aug 2 Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

  • Aug 3 Ray Barbuti wins 400m in 47.8 at the Amsterdam Olympics, the only individual track event won by an American at the Games

Sports History

Aug 11 NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell registers first MLB victory, a 4-0 shutout of Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC

  • Aug 12 IX Summer Olympic Games close in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 13 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
  • Aug 14 Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "The Front Page," premieres in NYC
  • Aug 16 Belgian cyclist Georges Ronsse wins men's road race at UCI Road World Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 25 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • Aug 27 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident

Treaty of Interest

Aug 27 Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.

  • Aug 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills defeats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–1 for her 5th of 7 US singles crowns

Historic Event

Aug 30 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

Theater Premiere

Aug 31 Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weil's play with music "The Threepenny Opera" premieres at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin