January 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • Jan 1 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • Jan 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC
  • 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 PM of Norway
  • Jan 30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
  • Jan 30 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 31 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 5 Walter Fritz Mondale, American politician (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81), born in Ceylon, Minnesota
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan, born in Ratodero Taluka, Pakistan (d. 1979)
  • Jan 5 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 8 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet & editor, born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Fernand J St Germain, American politician (Rep-D-RI, 1961- ), born in Blackstone, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Jan 9 Judith Krantz, Jewish-American novelist (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Donald Brooks, American fashion designer (Emmy 1983), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Jan 10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, American dancer & choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in New York City, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16 William Kennedy, US writer

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

Jan 17 Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist and CEO of Vidal Sasson, born in London (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Canadian-American actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story), born in Kentville, Canada (d. 2018)
  • Jan 21 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), born in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian politician & diplomat, born in Mamati, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer & politician, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, French director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Jan 31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12 Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 George Washington Goethals, American army general and civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal, dies at 69

Person of interestDouglas Haig

Jan 29 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI) nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, dies from a heart attack at 66

General and WWI Military Leader Douglas Haig
General and WWI Military Leader
Douglas Haig
  • Jan 30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)