Events in year of 1928

  • 01-011st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • 01-01Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • 01-06Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • 01-10Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
  • 01-171st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • 01-23"Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
  • 01-28Christopher Hornsrud chosen Prime Minister of Norway at age 101
  • 01-301st radio telephone connection between Netherlands and US
  • 01-30Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW vs. Vic
  • 01-31Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
  • 02-071st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 02-081st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, New York
  • 02-08Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color-TV
  • 02-112nd Winter Olympic games opens in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 02-192nd Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 02-19Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • 02-221st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 03-04"Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • 03-11Netherlands and Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • 03-13450 die in St. Francisquito Valley Dam burst (California)
  • 03-15Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)
  • 03-19"Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
  • 03-27KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • 03-27US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 03-27US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 03-29Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
  • 04-0744-yr old New York Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, and beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 04-09Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • 04-09Turkey passes separation of church and state
  • 04-12Assassination attempt on King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy

People born in year of 1928

  • 01-01Ernest R Tidyman: Ohio, United States -- Novelist / screenwriter (French Connection)
  • 01-02Dan Rostenkowski: (Rep-D-Illinois,-94)
  • 01-02Gerhard Amanshauser: Writer
  • 01-02Harry Hyams: English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • 01-02Howard Caine: Nashville, Tennessee -- Actor (Brushfire)
  • 01-02Tiberiu Olah: Composer
  • 01-02Vaughn Beals: Cambridge, Massachusetts -- CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
  • 01-03Frank Ross Anderson: Canada -- International Chess Master (1954)
  • 01-05Zulfikar Ali Khan Bhutto: President / Premier (Pakistan)
  • 01-07William Peter Blatty: NYC, New York -- Author / director (The Exorcist)
  • 01-08Sander Vanocur: Cleveland, Ohio -- News anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • 01-09Domenico Modugno: Italy -- Rocker (Polignano A Mare)
  • 01-09Fernand J St Germain: (Rep-D-Rhode Island, 1961- )
  • 01-09Judith Krantz: NYC, New York -- Author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
  • 01-10Donald Brooks: Fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 01-10Wallace Berry: Composer
  • 01-11Mitchell Ryan: Cincinnati, Ohio -- Actor (Chase, Executive Suite)
  • 01-13David Sheiner: NYC, New York -- Actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana)
  • 01-13Gregory Walcott: Wilson, North Carolina -- Actor (87th Precinct)
  • 01-14Gerald Arpino: Staten Island, New York -- Choreographer
  • 01-16Ezra Sims: Composer
  • 01-16John William Fozard: Aircraft designer
  • 01-16William Kennedy: United States -- Writer
  • 01-17Vidal Sassoon: London, England -- Hair stylist / CEO (Vidal Sasson)
  • 01-19Dainin Katagiri: Osaka, Japan -- Zen teacher - associate of Shunryu Suzuki
  • 01-19Edward Gerard Schurmann: Composer
  • 01-20Peter Donat: Kentville, Nova Scotia -- (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • 01-20William Berger: Austria -- Actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • 01-22Birch Bayh: (Sen-D-Indiana)
  • 01-23Eugene Monti: Italy -- Bobsledder (1968 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals)

People died in year of 1928

  • 01-06Alvin C Kraenzlein: Track star (1900 Olympics - 4 Gold Medals), dies at 51
  • 01-08Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-11Thomas Hardy: Novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 01-12Ruth Snyder: 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • 01-13Johan Peter Koch: Danish officer / explorer, dies at 57
  • 01-27Marie Verstraete: Actress (Frou-Frou / Nora), dies at 74
  • 01-29Douglas Haig: 1st Earl Haig / field marshal (WWI), dies at 66
  • 02-04Hendrik A Lorentz: Physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 02-15Hubert H Asquith: Premier Great-Britain (1908-16), dies at 75
  • 02-29Adolphe Appia: Swiss set designer / theorist, dies at 65
  • 02-29Armando V Diaz: Italian marshal / Minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • 03-01Albert Herbert Brewer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-01Jacob Adolf Hagg: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-03Jan [Jean] T Toorop: Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 03-18Paul van Ostaijen: Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • 03-20Fred Rogers: Childrens show (Mr Rogers Neighborhood)
  • 03-27Leslie Stuart: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-28Giuseppe Ferrata: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-31Gustave Ador: President of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • 03-31Medardo Rosso: Italian Sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • 04-02Theodore Richards: US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914)
  • 04-05Jane Ellen Harrison: Scholar / archaeologist
  • 04-13Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre: Composer, dies at 36
  • 04-18Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski: Composer, dies at 58
  • 04-24Ferdinand B Hummel: Composer, dies at 72
  • 04-25Pjotr N Wrangel: Russian Baron General, dies at 49
  • 04-29Henrich Federer: Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 05-04Barry E Odell Pain: English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • 05-07Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan: Composer, dies at 56
  • 05-09Constantin Dimitrescu: Composer, dies at 81

Events in year of 1929

  • 01-01Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
  • 01-02US and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 01-0327 year old William S Paley becomes CBS President
  • 01-03Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
  • 01-05Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • 01-06Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
  • 01-07"Buck Rogers, " 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • 01-07"Tarzan, " one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • 01-071st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
  • 01-081st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
  • 01-08CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
  • 01-09KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-12Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • 01-13Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • 01-14Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • 01-17Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • 01-18"NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
  • 01-18Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
  • 01-19Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • 01-19Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • 01-201st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • 01-29Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
  • 01-31Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
  • 01-31Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
  • 02-03Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • 02-06Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • 02-08KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • 02-09USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania sign Litvinov Pact
  • 02-12Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • 02-13Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers and an aircraft carrier

People born in year of 1929

  • 01-01Holling Gustav Vapor: Character on Northern Exposure
  • 01-02Art Prysock: Jazz musician
  • 01-03Marilyn Lloyd: (Rep-D-Tennessee, 1975- )
  • 01-03Sergio Leone: Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • 01-04Amitai W Etzioni: US sociologist (Active Society)
  • 01-04Bobby Tulloch: Ornithologist
  • 01-06Wilbert Harrison: R & B singer (Kansas City)
  • 01-07Douglas Kiker: NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 01-07Kenneth Henry: United States -- 500m speed skater (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford]: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Little Sheba)
  • 01-09Heiner Muller: Dramatist
  • 01-11Nicoletta Orsomando
  • 01-11Rod Taylor: Sydney, NSW -- Actor (Bearcats, Time Machine)
  • 01-11Wanda Wilkomirska: Warsaw, Poland -- Violinist
  • 01-12Colin Berry Haycraft: Publisher
  • 01-13Joseph Anthony Pass: Guitarist
  • 01-13Wim Bary: Dutch actor / theater director (Nice Boys)
  • 01-14Aleksander Petrovic: Film director
  • 01-14Billy Walker: Ralls, Texas -- Country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 01-15"Queen Ida" Guillory: Ziadaco music
  • 01-15Eva Badura-Skoda: Composer
  • 01-16Allard Lowenstein: Radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 01-16Francesco Scavullo: Staten Island, New York -- Celebrity photographer
  • 01-16Tage Nielsen: Composer
  • 01-19Ulu Grosbard: Belgium -- Actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • 01-22Rita Gillespie: TV director
  • 01-23John Polanyi: Berlin, Germany -- Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)
  • 01-26Jules Feiffer: NYC, New York -- Cartoonist (Passionella) / author (Little Murders)
  • 01-26M R Turner: Publisher
  • 01-27Ingrid Thulin: Solleftea, Sweden -- Actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)

People died in year of 1929

  • 01-02Erich Wichman[n]: Dutch fascist Painter / sculptor, dies at 38
  • 01-06Nicolas Nikolayevitch: Grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • 01-07Henry Arthur Jones: English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 01-11Julio Antonio Mella: Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
  • 01-13Wyatt Earp: US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
  • 01-14Cornelis W Lely: Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • 01-24Willem Royaards: Theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap)
  • 02-01August Otto Halm: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-05Siegfried Ochs: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-12Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing: German para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • 02-24Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-27Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-28Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet: Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
  • 02-28John Ebenezer West: Composer, dies at 65
  • 03-15Pine-Top Smith: Jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • 03-20Ferdinand Foch: Marshal of France (WWI), dies at 77
  • 03-22Anton Beer-Walbrun: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-27Shatunovsky: Mathematician
  • 04-04Karl Friedrich Benz: Automobile engineer (Mercedes), dies at 84
  • 04-10Edmond Thieffry: Belgium -- WWI pilot, dies at 36
  • 04-15Antonio Smareglia: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-16Abraham van Stolk Jzn: Art collector, dies at 57
  • 04-22Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich: Composer, dies at 86
  • 04-23Rudolf W Nilsen: Norwegian Poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • 05-04Henry Morton Dunham: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-07Albert Anselmi: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-07John Scalise: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-07Joseph "Top Toad" Giunta: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-16Lilli Lehmann: Soprano
  • 06-08Bliss Carman: Poet