On This Day

Historical Events in March 1928

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 1 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 4 "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • Mar 5 Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 10 Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • Mar 12 In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people
  • Mar 13 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 22 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Mar 27 KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 29 Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
  • Mar 30 87th Grand National: Mr. William Dutton aboard 100/1 long-shot Tipperary Tim wins as all of the 41 other starters fall during the race