Historical Events for Year 1928

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Events 1 - 150 of 257

Jan 1st - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
Jan 1st - Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
Jan 6th - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
Jan 9th - Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions," premieres in NYC
Jan 10th - G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC
Jan 10th - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
Jan 12th - Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin," premieres in NYC
Jan 13th - 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 17th - 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Jan 23rd - "Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
Jan 28th - Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
Jan 30th - 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
Jan 30th - Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic
Jan 30th - Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," premieres in NYC
Jan 31st - Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
Feb 3rd - Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
Paleoanthropologist Davidson BlackPaleoanthropologist Davidson Black Feb 7th - 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
Feb 8th - 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY
Feb 8th - Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color-TV
Feb 11th - 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
Feb 19th - 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
Feb 19th - Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
Feb 22nd - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
Mar 1st - Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
Mar 4th - "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
Mar 5th - Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick," premieres in Berlin
Mar 11th - Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
Mar 12th - In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.
Mar 13th - Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini Mar 15th - Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
Mar 19th - "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
Mar 22nd - Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
Mar 27th - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
Mar 27th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Mar 27th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Mar 29th - Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
Apr 1st - Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse
Apr 7th - 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
Apr 9th - Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena
Actress Mae WestActress Mae West Apr 9th - Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"
Apr 9th - Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
Apr 9th - Turkey passes separation of church & state
Apr 13th - 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)
Apr 14th - Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
Apr 14th - Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
Apr 15th - Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (SF) forms
Apr 19th - 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
Apr 19th - Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
Apr 19th - Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
Apr 19th - The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
Apr 24th - Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
Apr 25th - Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
Apr 26th - Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
Apr 30th - Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
May 1st - 6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
May 1st - Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
May 1st - Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
May 1st - Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service
May 1st - Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms
May 2nd - KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
May 3rd - Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
May 7th - The United Kingdom lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
May 7th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
May 10th - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
May 11th - 54th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen May 11th - 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's
May 11th - General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
May 12th - Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy
May 12th - Opium laws enforced
May 14th - John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
May 15th - Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
May 17th - 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
May 19th - 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
May 19th - "Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners
May 19th - 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, Cal)
May 22nd - US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
May 23rd - Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
May 24th - Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A's 9-7
May 24th - Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
May 26th - A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
May 28th - Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merged
May 29th - Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
May 31st - 1st aerial crossing of Pacific takes off from Oakland
May 31st - Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
Jun 2nd - Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
Jun 4th - President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
Jun 8th - 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
Jun 9th - 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
Jun 9th - Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock Jun 11th - Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released
Jun 12th - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7
Jun 14th - Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President
Jun 15th - Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time
Jun 17th - Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
Jun 18th - American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
Aviation Pioneer Amelia EarhartAviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart Jun 24th - 32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
Jun 24th - With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
Jun 25th - NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
Jun 28th - Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention
Jun 28th - Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
Jun 29th - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
Jun 30th - Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards
Jul 2nd - British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
Jul 2nd - The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA
Jul 3rd - 1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird)
Jul 6th - 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
Jul 6th - Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska
Jul 6th - 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
Jul 7th - 41st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (6-2 6-3)
Jul 7th - Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
Jul 7th - Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It is described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped".
Jul 8th - Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
Jul 10th - Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
Jul 12th - 1st televised tennis match
Jul 19th - King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
Jul 20th - The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.
Jul 26th - Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 26th - Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
Jul 27th - AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
Jul 27th - Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July.
Jul 28th - 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney Jul 29th - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
Jul 29th - Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
Jul 29th - 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
Jul 30th - George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)
Jul 31st - 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland
Aug 1st - Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
Aug 2nd - Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Aug 3rd - Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Aug 11th - Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
Aug 11th - Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
Aug 12th - 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
Aug 13th - Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
Aug 14th - Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
Aug 25th - Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
Aug 27th - 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident
Aug 27th - 42nd US Women's Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-2 6-1)
Aug 27th - Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg Aug 30th - Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
Aug 31st - Brecht & Weils "Dreigroschenoper" premieres
Sep 1st - Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king
Sep 3rd - Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit
Sep 6th - USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact
Sep 7th - Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
Sep 9th - Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
Sep 11th - 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
Sep 11th - Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
Sep 12th - -17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000
Sep 12th - Katharine Hepburn's NY stage debut in "Night Hostess"

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