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Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. This was the last year that the Julian calendar was used and by 1 January1929, every state in the entire world had adopted the Gregorian calendar.

A 1928 Ford Model A

Events[]

January[]

  • January 1Estonia changes its currency from the mark to the kroon.
  • January 6January 7 – The River Thames floods in London; 14 drown.
  • January 7 – The moat at the Tower of London, previously drained in 1843 (and planted with grass), is completely refilled by a tidal wave.
  • January 12 – U.S. murderer Ruth Snyder is executed at Ossining.
  • January 17 – The OGPU arrests Lev Trotsky in Moscow; he assumes a status of passive resistance.
  • January 26 – The volcanic island Anak Krakatau appears.[1][2]
  • January 31Trotsky is exiled to Alma Ata.

February[]

March[]

  • March 12
  • March 15March 15 incident: Japanese government crackdown on socialists and communists.
  • March 21Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
  • March 26 – The China Academy of Art is founded in Hangzhou, Republic of China (first named the National Academy of Art).

April[]

  • April – The last section (wise – wyze) of the original Oxford English Dictionary is completed and ready for publication (OED (1933, 1978 vol. 1, pp. xxv, xxvl)
  • April 10 – "Pineapple Primary": The U.S. Republican Party primary elections in Chicago are preceded by assassinations and bombings.
  • April 12 – A bomb attack against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in Milan kills 17 bystanders.
  • April 12April 14 – The first ever east–west transatlantic aeroplane flight takes place from Dublin, Ireland, to Greenly Island, Canada, using German Junkers W33 Bremen.
  • April 14 – Two earthquakes in Chirpan and Plovdiv, in Bulgaria, destroy more than 21,000 buildings and kill almost 130 persons.
  • April 22 – An earthquake destroys 200,000 buildings in Corinth.
  • April 28 – 28 inches of snow fall in southern-central Pennsylvania.[3]

May[]

  • May 3Jinan Incident, an armed conflict between the Japanese Imperial Army allied with Northern Chinese warlords against the Kuomintang's southern army, occurs in Jinan, China.
  • May 10 – The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station is popularly known as WGY Television, after its sister radio station WGY).
  • May 15
    • The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia commences operations.
    • The animated short Plane Crazy is released by Disney Studios in Los Angeles, featuring the first appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
  • May 23 – A bomb attack against the Italian consulate in Buenos Aires kills 22 and injures 43.
  • May 24 – The airship Italia crashes on the North Pole; one of the occupants is Italian general Umberto Nobile.
  • May 30 – A rescue expedition leaves for the North Pole.

June[]

  • June 3 – The American serial killer Albert Fish kidnaps and kills 10-year-old Grace Budd.
  • June 4Huanggutun Incident: Zhang Zuolin, a warlord, is killed by Japanese agents.
  • June 8 – By seizing Beijing and renaming it Běipíng, the NRA puts an end to the Fengtian warlords' Běiyáng government there.
  • June 11 – A medical doctors' strike begins in Vienna.
  • June 14 – Students take over the medical wing of Rosario University in Argentina.
  • June 17 – Aviator Amelia Earhart starts her attempt to become the first woman to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean (she succeeds the next day). Wilmer Stultz was the pilot.
  • June 20Puniša Račić shoots 3 opposition representatives in the Yugoslavian Parliament, and injures 3 others.
  • June 24 – A Swedish aeroplane rescues part of the Italian North Pole expedition, including Umberto Nobile. The Soviet icebreaker Krasin saves the rest July 12.
  • June 28 – The International Railway (New York – Ontario) switches to one-man crews for its trolleys in Canada.
  • June 291928 Democratic National Convention: At the Democratic National Convention in Houston, New York Governor Alfred E. Smith becomes the first Catholic nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.

July[]

  • July 2
    • Jenkins Laboratories' W3XK station begins broadcasting on 6.42 MHz using 48 lines.
    • The Representation of the People Act 1928 becomes law, extending the right to vote to all women in the United Kingdom.
  • July 6 – The world's largest hailstone falls in Potter, Nebraska.
  • July 7 – The first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf of bread is sold in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.
  • July 12Mexican aviator Emilio Carranza dies in a solo plane crash in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, while returning from a goodwill flight to New York City.
  • July 17José de León Toral assassinates Álvaro Obregón, president of Mexico.
  • July 25 – The United States recalls its troops from China.
  • July 27
    • Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
    • Radclyffe Hall's novel The Well of Loneliness is published.
  • July 28 – The 1928 Summer Olympics officially open in Amsterdam.

August[]

  • August 2Italy and Ethiopia sign the Italo-Ethiopian Treaty.
  • August 16 – Murderer Carl Panzram is arrested in Washington, D.C. after killing about 20 people.
  • August 22Alfred E. Smith accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, with WGY/W2XB simulcasting the event on radio and television.
  • August 25Ahmet Zogu proclaims himself King Zog I of Albania; he is crowned September 1.
  • August 26 – May Donoghue finds the remains of a snail in her gingerbeer, launching Donoghue v. Stevenson.
  • August 27 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed in Paris (the first treaty to outlaw aggressive war).
  • August 29 – The Club Deportivo Motagua of Honduras is founded.
  • August 31The Threepenny Opera (German: Die Dreigroschenoper) by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill opens at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin.

September[]

  • September 1
    • Richard Byrd leaves New York for the Arctic.
    • Zog I, Skanderbeg III, the President of Albania, is crowned as the King of Albania.
  • September 3Alexander Fleming, at St Mary's Hospital, London, accidentally rediscovers the antibiotic Penicillin.[4]
  • September 11The Queen's Messenger is the first melodrama broadcast by Ernst F. W. Alexanderson at W2XAD Schenectady, NY; Kenmore's WMAK station starts broadcasting in Buffalo, New York.
  • September 15Tich Freeman sets an all-time record for the number of wickets taken in an English cricket season.
  • September 16 – The Okeechobee Hurricane kills at least 2,500 people in Florida.
  • September 25Paul Galvin and his brother Joseph incorporate the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (now known as Motorola).

October[]

  • October 2Saint Josemaria Escriva founds Opus Dei.
  • October 7Haile Selassie is crowned king (not yet emperor) of Abyssinia.
  • October 8Chiang Kai-shek is named as Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China.
  • October 12 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.
  • October 19William Edward Hickman is executed at San Quentin prison for the 1927 murder of Marion Parker.
  • October 22 – The Phi Sigma Alpha Fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • October 26International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) formally established with the adoption of “Statutes of the International Red Cross

November[]

  • November 4 – At Park Central Hotel in Manhattan, Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot to death over a poker game.
  • November 6
    • Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the old warrior king.
    • U.S. presidential election, 1928: Republican Herbert Hoover wins by a wide margin over Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
  • November 10 – Enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Hirohito is held, after some two years since he actually took the Imperial throne on December 26, 1926, the following day of the demise of Emperor Taishō.
  • November 12 – The SS Vestris developed a severe starboard list, was abandoned and sank approximately 200 miles off Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA. Estimates of the dead vary from between 110-127.
  • November 17 – The Boston Garden opens in Boston.
  • November 18Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first sound film.
  • November 22Maurice Ravel's Boléro premieres at the Paris Opéra.

December[]

  • December 3 – In Rio de Janeiro, a seaplane sent to greet Alberto Santos-Dumont crashes near Cap Arcona, killing all on board.
  • December 5 – Police disperse a Sicilian gangs' meeting in Cleveland.
  • December 21 – The U.S. Congress approves the construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.

Date unknown[]

  • Drought leading to famine in China.
  • Coca Cola enters Europe through the Amsterdam Olympics.
  • Eliot Ness begins to lead the prohibition unit in Chicago.
  • The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is rediscovered.
  • Turkey switches from the Arabic to the Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet.
  • Frederick Griffith conducts Griffith's experiment, indirectly proving the existence of DNA.
  • Margaret Mead's influential cultural anthropology text Coming of Age in Samoa is published in the U.S.
  • The first (and last) Best Title Writing Academy Award is given.
  • The Episcopal Church in the United States of America ratifies a new revision of the Book of Common Prayer.
  • W2XBS, RCA's first television station, is established in New York City.
  • Australian farmer Jack Trott finds Rhizanthella gardneri in his garden.
  • The first patent for the transistor principle is registered in Germany to Julius Edgar Lilienfeld.
  • Joseph Stalin launches the First Five-Year Plan.
  • 1928–1932 – The average nonfarm wage falls by 50% in the USSR.
  • Flint Institute of Arts opens

Births[]

January[]

  • January 2
    • Robert Goralski, American journalist (d. 1988)
    • Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese religious leader
    • Howard Caine, American character actor (d. 1993)
    • Dan Rostenkowski, American politician from Illinois (d. 2010)
  • January 5
    • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1979)
    • Walter Mondale, U.S. Senator, Vice President and Presidential candidate
  • January 6George H. Ross, American businessman
  • January 7William Peter Blatty, American writer
  • January 9Domenico Modugno, Italian singer, songwriter, actor and politician (d. 1994)
  • January 10Philip Levine, American poet
  • January 11David L. Wolper, American television producer (d. 2010)
  • January 15Joanne Linville, American actress
  • January 16William Kennedy, American author
  • January 17
    • Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
    • Vidal Sassoon, English hairdresser (d. 2012)
  • January 21Gene Sharp, Political theorist of nonviolent action
  • January 22Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (d. 2004)
  • January 23
    • Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (d. 2005)
    • Jeanne Moreau, French actress
  • January 24
    • Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
    • Desmond Morris, English anthropologist and writer
  • January 25
    • Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgean politician, former president
    • Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer (d. 2006)
  • January 26Roger Vadim, French film director (d. 2000)
  • January 27Hans Modrow, East German Premier
  • January 30Hal Prince, American stage producer and director

February[]

  • February 1
    • Tom Lantos, American Congressman (d. 2008)
    • Stuart Whitman, American film & television actor
  • February 3Frankie Vaughan, British singer (d. 1999)
  • February 4Kim Yong-nam, North Korean politician
  • February 5Andrew Greeley, American Catholic priest and novelist
  • February 8Gene Lees, Canadian biographer and lyricist (d. 2010)
  • February 9
    • Frank Frazetta, American illustrator (d. 2010)
    • Rinus Michels, Dutch association football player and coach (d. 2005)
    • Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • February 16Porfi Jiménez, Dominican-Venezuelan musician (d. 2010)
  • February 22Bruce Forsyth, English entertainer
  • February 23
    • Vasili Lazarev, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1990)
    • Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 1973)
  • February 26
    • Fats Domino, American musician
    • Anatoly Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut
    • Arial Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel

March[]

  • March 3Gudrun Pausewang, German writer
  • March 4
    • Samuel Adler, American composer
    • Alan Sillitoe, English writer (d. 2010)
  • March 8Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (d. 1990)
  • March 10
    • Kiyoshi Atsumi, Japanese actor (d. 1996)
    • James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
  • March 12
    • Edward Albee, American dramatist
    • Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • March 16
    • Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
    • Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler
    • Victor Maddern, English actor (d. 1993)
  • March 18Fidel Valdez Ramos, President of the Philippines
  • March 19
    • Hans Küng, Swiss Catholic theologian
    • Patrick McGoohan, Irish actor (d. 2009)
  • March 20Fred Rogers, American children's television host (d. 2003)
  • March 24Byron Janis, American pianist
  • March 25Jim Lovell, American astronaut
  • March 28
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-born U.S. National Security Advisor
    • Alexander Grothendieck, German-born Jewish-French mathematician.
  • March 29Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafia (d. 2005)
  • March 31
    • Gordie Howe, Canadian hockey player
    • Lefty Frizzell, American country music performer (d. 1975)

April[]

  • April 1George Grizzard, American actor (d. 2007)
  • April 2
    • Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
    • Piet Römer, Dutch actor (d. 2012)
  • April 4
    • Maya Angelou, African-American poet and novelist
    • Estelle Harris, American actress
  • April 6James D. Watson, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • April 7
    • James Garner, American actor
    • Alan J. Pakula, American producer and director (d. 1998)
    • James White, Irish writer (d. 1999)
  • April 8Eric Porter, English actor (d. 1995)
  • April 9Tom Lehrer, American songwriter
  • April 12Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
  • April 14Ezra Fleischer, Romanian dissident, later Israeli writer (d. 2006)
  • April 17Cynthia Ozick, American writer
  • April 19
    • Alexis Korner, British musician (d. 1984)
    • Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak, King of Malaysia
  • April 20Robert Byrne, American chess player
  • April 23Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
  • April 25Cy Twombly, American artist
  • April 28Yves Klein, French artist (d. 1962)

May[]

  • May 1Desmond Titterington, British race car driver (d. 2002)
  • May 3Dave Dudley, American singer (d. 2003)
  • May 4
    • Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (d. 2006)
    • Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt
  • May 8
    • Theodore Sorenson, American lawyer and speechwriter
    • Gregory Scarpa Sr., American mobster (d. 1994)
  • May 9
    • Colin Chapman, English automotive engineer (d. 1982)
    • Pancho Gonzalez, American tennis player (d. 1995)
    • Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater
    • Jean Smith, American professional baseball player (d. 2011)
  • May 10
    • Mel Lewis, American jazz drummer and band leader (d. 1990)
    • Lothar Schmid, German chess player
  • May 12Burt Bacharach, American composer
  • May 13Jim Shoulders, American rodeo cowboy (d. 2007)
  • May 16Billy Martin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • May 18Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)
  • May 19Colin Chapman, Founder of Lotus Cars (d. 1982)
  • May 23
    • Jeannie Carson, English-born American-based actress and comedian
    • Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (d. 2002)
  • May 24Adrian Frutiger, Swiss typeface designer and cutter
  • May 26Jack Kevorkian, American physician, right-to-die advocate (d. 2011)

June[]

  • June 1
    • Georgi Dobrovolski, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1971)
    • Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (d. 2003)
  • June 3Donald Judd, American artist (d. 1994)
  • June 10Maurice Bernard Sendak, American children's author/illustrator (d. 2012)
  • June 11Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Queen consort of King Baudouin of Belgium
  • June 12Richard M. Sherman, American songwriter
  • June 13John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • June 14Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna aka Che Guevara, Argentine-born revolutionary (d. 1967)
  • June 19Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
  • June 20Eric Dolphy, American Jazz musician (d. 1964)
  • June 25Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • June 26
    • Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
    • Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
  • June 28
    • Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician
    • Harold Evans, British newspaper editor
  • June 29Jean-Louis Pesch, French writer

July[]

  • July 2Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr., American Korean War fighter ace and test pilot (d. 1958)
  • July 4Teofisto Guingona, Jr., 13th Vice President of the Philippines
  • July 5
    • Lorraine Fisher, American professional baseball player (d. 2007)
    • Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
    • Katherine Helmond, American film, theater, and television actress
  • July 6Nestor de Villa, Filipino actor (d. 2004)
  • July 9Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road bicycle racer
  • July 10Moshe Greenberg, American Bible scholar (d. 2010)
  • July 11Bobo Olson, American boxer (d. 2002)
  • July 12Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • July 13
    • Tommaso Buscetta, Italian mafioso (d. 2000)
    • Leroy Vinnegar, American musician (d. 1999)
    • Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)
  • July 16Robert Sheckley, American writer (d. 2005)
  • July 18Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch poet and writer (d. 2009)
  • July 25
    • Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
    • Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
  • July 26
  • July 29Philippe Bär, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop
  • July 30Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • July 31Gilles Carle, Canadian film director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

August[]

  • August 3Henning Moritzen, Danish actor
  • August 5Bogdan Maglich, American physicist
  • August 6Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
  • August 7James Randi, Canadian-American magician
  • August 8
    • Simón Díaz, Venezuelan folk composer and singer
    • Jane Stoll, American professional baseball player (d. 2000)
  • August 9Bob Cousy, American basketball player
  • August 10
    • Jimmy Dean, American musician, entrepreneur (d. 2010)
    • Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
  • August 12Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • August 15Nicolas Roeg, English film director
  • August 17Willem Duys, Dutch radio and television presenter, tennis player and music producer (d. 2011)
  • August 19Queen Ratna of Nepal
  • August 18Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (d. 2004)
  • August 22Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (d. 2007)
  • August 25Herbert Kroemer, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • August 26Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (d. 2006)
  • August 31
    • Jaime Sin, Filipino Catholic cardinal (d. 2005)
    • James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

September[]

  • September 3Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician and Prime Minister (d. 2007)
  • September 4Dick York, Bewitched character (d. 1992)
  • September 5
    • Albert Mangelsdorff, German Jazz musician (d. 2005)
    • Damayanti Joshi, Indian classical dancer of Kathak (d. 2004)
  • September 6
    • Robert M. Pirsig, American philosopher and author
    • Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)
    • Sid Watkins, English neurosurgeon (d. 2012)
  • September 9Sol LeWitt, American artist (d. 2007)
  • September 11William X. Kienzle, American author (d. 2001)
  • September 12M. V. Rajasekharan, Indian member of Rajya Sabha
  • September 13Robert Indiana, American contemporary artist
  • September 15Julian Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (d. 1975)
  • September 19Adam West, American actor
  • September 20
    • Donald Hall, American poet and U.S. Poet Laureate
    • Ruth Richard, American female professional baseball player
  • September 22James Lawson, African-American civil rights activist and minister
  • September 28Koko Taylor, American singer (d. 2009)
  • September 30Elie Wiesel, Romanian Holocaust survivor, writer, and lecturer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

October[]

  • October 1George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • October 7
    • Muriel Bevis, American female professional baseball player (d. 2002)
    • Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (d. 1980)
  • October 8Bill Maynard, British actor
  • October 9Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer
  • October 10Sheila F. Walsh, English novelist (d. 2009)
  • October 15Paul Giambarba, American graphic designer
  • October 20Li Peng, former Premier of the People's Republic of China
  • October 21
    • Whitey Ford, American baseball player
    • Zhu Rongji, former Premier of the People's Republic of China
  • October 23Johnny Kitagawa, American-born Japanese businessman in the entertainment industry
  • October 24Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (d. 1981)
  • October 30Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1999)

November[]

  • November 3
    • Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)
    • George Yardley, American basketball player (d. 2004)
  • November 9Anne Sexton, American poet (d. 1974)
  • November 10Ennio Morricone, Italian composer
  • November 11Carlos Fuentes, Mexican writer
  • November 15Normie Roy, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • November 17
    • Arman, French artist (d. 2005)
    • Rance Howard, American actor
    • Anna Meyer, American female professional baseball player
  • November 18
    • Inge Bandekow, wife of German industrialist Harald Quandt (d. 1978)
    • Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
  • November 19Ina van Faassen, Dutch actress and comedian (d. 2011)
  • November 22
    • Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
    • Pat Smythe, British showjumper and author (d. 1996)
  • November 28Piet Steenbergen, Dutch footballer (d. 2010)
  • November 29Paul Simon, U.S. Senator from Illinois (d. 2003)
  • November 30
    • Takako Doi, Japanese politician
    • Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
    • Peter Hans Kolvenbach, Dutch Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the largest male religious order of the Catholic Church

December[]

Date unknown[]

  • Norman Carlberg, American sculptor
  • George Parrish, retired American NASCAR Cup Series driver

Deaths[]

January–June[]

  • January 1Loie Fuller, American dancer (b. 1862)
  • January 3
    • Dorothy Donnelly, American actress and songwriter (b. 1880)
    • Emily Stevens, American actress (b. 1882)
  • January 6Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • January 11Thomas Hardy, English writer (b. 1840)
  • January 12Ruth Snyder, American murderer (executed) (b. 1895)
  • January 21Nikolai Astrup, Norwegian painter (b.1880)
  • January 28Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish novelist and screenwriter(b. 1867)
  • January 29Douglas Haig, British soldier (b. 1861)
  • January 30Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1867)
  • February 1Hughie Jennings, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • February 4Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
  • February 15Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
  • February 16Eddie Foy, American vaudevillian (b. 1856)
  • March 7Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • April 2Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
  • April 5Roy Kilner, English cricketer (b. 1890)
  • April 19Dorus Rijkers, famous Dutch sailor and savior of over 500 men, women and children (b. 1847)
  • April 22Frank Currier, American actor (b. 1857)
  • April 25Floyd Bennett, American aviator (b. 1890)
  • April 27Alessandro Guidoni, Italian air force general (b. 1880)
  • May 8Clara Williams, American actress (b. 1888)
  • May 18Big Bill Haywood, American labor leader (b. 1869)
  • May 19Max Scheler, German philosopher (b. 1874)
  • May 22Francisco López Merino, Argentine poet (b. 1904)
  • June 4
    • Emmeline Pankhurst, British women's suffrage campaigner (b. 1858)
    • Chang Tso-lin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)
  • June 16Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools (b. 1867)
  • June 18Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer (b. 1872)
  • June 19Nora Bayes, American singer and actress (b. 1880)
  • June 22
    • A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
    • George Siegmann, American actor (b. 1882)
  • June 24Holbrook Blinn, American actor (b. 1872)

July–December[]

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsOwen Willans Richardson
  • ChemistryAdolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
  • Physiology or MedicineCharles Jules Henri Nicolle
  • LiteratureSigrid Undset
  • Peace – not awarded

In fiction[]

  • This year is the setting of the video game Blood (1997) retroactively dated in the game's sequel Blood II: The Chosen (1998)

References[]

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People of the year 1928 at Familypedia

122 people were born in 1928

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Marius Alexandru (1928-2003)Tatius AlexandruMaria Alexandrescu
William West Anderson (1928-2017)Otto West Anderson (1903-1984)Audrey Volenne Speer (1906-1969)
Joaquina Andrés (1928-1997)
Andrew Marciano Armstrong (1928-1982)David Banks Armstrong (1899-1950)Frances Myrtle Marsicano (1900-1978)
Carlos Hipólito Assumma (1928-1997)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)
Randall Eugene Bailey (1928-2009)Enoch James Bailey (1907-1979)Daisy Shackelford (1908-2001)
Melvin Russell Ballard (1928)Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982)Geraldine Smith (1904-1983)
Hiromoto Banno (1928-2008)Tadahiro Banno (1896-1969)Chiharu Togawa (1900-1969)
John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton (1928-)Alexander Francis St. Vincent Baring, 6th Baron Ashburton (1898-1991)Doris Mary Thérèse Harcourt (1900-1981)
(Edward) Bruce Barry (1928-1995)(Albert) Lawrence Barry (1900-1956)Laura Joan McIntosh (1902-1982)
Harold Evion Beard (1928-2007)William Lannie Beard (1905-1970)Rosa "Mae" Fussell (1907-1991)
Jordan Ben Asher (1928-2000)Jeffrey Joseph Ben Asher (1889-1972)Susan Shore (1895-1968)
Sylvia Bendel (1928-1990)
Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1928)Cornelis Jacobus Bergman (1892-1971)Engelina Margarethe Lamphe (1898-1988)
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone (1928)Reynaldo René Bignone (1893-1967)Adelaida María Ramayón (1896-1972)
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36 children were born to the 48 women born in 1928

249 people died in 1928

 FatherMotherAge at death
Mary Gardiner Adams (1845-1928)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)
Danielle Alberts (1850-1928)
James A. Anderson (1862-1928)
William Andrews (c1844-1928)84
Thomas Ainsworth Anlezark (1839-1928)James Anlezark (1806-1874)Matilda Hawthorn (1821-1880)89
Christina Apel (1876-1928)Jens Peder Apel (1839-1929)Christiane Ferdinandsdatter (c1838-1907)52
Lucy Ettie Artlett (1868-1928)Charles Artlett (1838-1906)Harriett Cramp (c1843-1911)
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)Joseph Dixon Asquith (1825-1860)Emily Wrigley Willans (1828-1888)
George Henry Avery (1847-1928)John Abel Avery (1798-1880)Charlotte Emma Davis (1808-1874)81
Sarah Avery (1846-1928)John Abel Avery (1798-1880)Charlotte Emma Davis (1808-1874)82
Dumitru Bagdat (1883-1928)Constantin Bagdat (1851-1885)Paulina Stănescu (c1854-c1920)
Joseph Bailey (1845-1928)John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890)Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885)83
Joseph Baker (1841-1928)Samuel Baker (1813-1869)Ann Goodsell (1817-1884)87
Michael Franklin Bangasser (1855-1928)Michael Francis Beingesser (1819-1892)Marie Anna Staebell (1816-1899)73
Marie Anne Louise Baring (1833-1928)Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (1800-1868)Claire Hortense Maret (c1812-1882)
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14652 people lived in 1928

 FatherMother
Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1219-1233)Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246)Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
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Events of the year 1928 at Familypedia

126 people were married in 1928.

 Joined with
Albert John Adams (1903-1976)Mary Therese Foley (1906-1993)
Harriet Marie Parry Adams (1904-1929)James Anderson Kartchner (1901-1986)
Iona Fern Alger (1910-1977)Willard Alger (1894-1931) + Herbert Alger (1890-1963)
Roland Allen (1898-1978)Violet Davy (1901-1982)
Charles Minot Amory (1889-1936)Gladys Mildred Munn (1893-1938)+Margaret Mary Emerson (1884-1960)
Baden Thomas Amos (1902-1974)Dorothy Agnes Robertson (1903-1995)
Truman Rodney Ashby (1901-1989)Lucille Day (1906-)
Mary Sibell Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936)Napier George Henry Sturt, 3rd Baron Alington (1896-1940)
Henry Jefferson Percival Bate (1906-1984)Gerta Ellen Homburg (1907-1985)+Thelma Florence Olsen (1904-1984)+Zara Kate Dickins (1909-1989)
Emily Bayfield (1879-1966)Howard Creighton Sloan (1873-1940)+Arthur E. Lemieux (1881-1949)
Gwendoline Bennett (1902-1990)James Colin Pellow (1902-1970)
Mildred Bennion (1896-1969)Henry Eyring (1901-1981)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (1899-1957)Helen Meinken (1901-1966)+Mary Philips (1901-1975)+Mayo June Methot (1904-1951)+Betty Joan Perske (1924-2014)
Ellen Waller Borden (1907-1972)Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-1965)
Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (1893-1953)Elizabeth Margaret Cator (1899-1959)
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There were 0 military battles in 1928.


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