On This Day

Historical Events in January 1928

  • Jan 1 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • Jan 1 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • Jan 2 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jan 6 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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Jan 12 Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • Jan 13 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • Jan 17 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • Jan 23 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 28 Christopher Hornsrud chosen Prime Minister of Norway
  • Jan 30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • Jan 30 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 3rd title; beats Esna Boyd 7-5, 6-2
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Cummings of Australia 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3
  • Jan 31 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company