On This Day

Historical Events in November 1928

  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores 133 not out in NSW 2nd innings v Queensland in Brisbane; follows his 131 in the Blues' 1st innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
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Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 American gangster Arnold Rothstein is shot at a business meeting for reputedly refusing to pay gambling debts (dies 6th November)

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Republican candidate Herbert Hoover is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Al Smith

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 8 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Emperor Hirohito of Japan's possession of the Imperial Regalia is publicly confirmed

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of Raymond PoincarĂ© forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Nov 26 Philip Barry's play "Holiday" premieres in New York City
  • Nov 30 Australian cricket legend Don Bradman makes an inauspicious Test debut; scores 18 & 1 vs England in 1st Test in Brisbane; dropped to 12th man for 2nd Test

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 30 Vladimir K. Zworykin receives patent on Iconoscope TV system