On This Day

Historical Events in June 1928

  • Jun 2 Kraft, building on the original 1918 design, rolls out Velveeta cheese
  • Jun 4 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents
  • Jun 4 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins his 2nd of 4 home titles; beats countryman RenĂ© Lacoste 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 4 French Championship Women's Tennis: Helen Wills beats England's Eileen Bennett 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 4 French singles titles
  • Jun 8 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • Jun 9 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
  • Jun 9 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane

Film Release

Jun 11 Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released

Baseball Record

Jun 12 New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig collects 14 total bases with 2 triples and 2 home runs in a 15-7 win over Chicago White Sox

Presidential Convention

Jun 14 Republican National Convention, meeting in Kansas City, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

Baseball Record

Jun 15 Philadelphia Athletics baseball star Ty Cobb, steals home for a record 54th time

Historic Event

Jun 17 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

  • Jun 18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Burry Port, Wales
  • Jun 23 Commencement of West Indies cricket's first ever Test match; England go on to win by an innings and 58 runs at Lord's

US Golf Open

Jun 24 US Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Johnny Farrell defeats amateur Bobby Jones by 1 stroke in a 36-hole playoff to win his only major title

  • Jun 24 With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada
  • Jun 25 NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader

Historic Event

Jun 26 First meeting of the International Congresses of Modern Architects (CIAM) at Lake Leman, Switzerland organized by Le Corbusier

  • Jun 28 Alfred E Smith (NY-Governor) nominated for US President at Democratic Convention
  • Jun 28 Friedrich Schmiedl attempts rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)

Music History

Jun 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End Blues"

  • Jun 29 The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
  • Jun 30 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards