1928 in History – What happened in year 1928

In history, year 1928 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1928.

Know what happened in 1928:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 OctoberSpanish priest Josemaría Escrivá founded Opus Dei (logopictured), a worldwide organization of the Catholic Church which teachesthat everyone can be a saint.
06 DecemberOn the behest of the United States, the Colombian Armyviolently suppressed a month-long strike by United Fruit Companyworkers.
07 July The Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri, firstproduced sliced bread, advertised as 'the greatest forward step in thebaking industry since bread was wrapped', which then led to the popularphrase 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'.
09 JuneAustralian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew landedtheir Southern Cross aircraft in Brisbane, completing the first evertrans-Pacific flight from the United States mainland to Australia.
12 November Approximately 111 people, mostly women and children, died afterthe British ocean liner SS Vestris was abandoned as it sank in thewestern Atlantic Ocean.
01 NovemberTurkish President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk introduced the current29-letter Turkish alphabet to replace the Ottoman Turkish alphabet asthe official writing system of the Turkish language.
12 OctoberAn 'iron lung' medical ventilator (example from the 1950spictured), designed by Philip Drinker and colleagues at Children'sHospital, Boston, was used for the first time to treat poliomyelitis.
28 SeptemberScottish biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Flemingdiscovered penicillin when he noticed a bacteria-killing mould growingin his laboratory.
26 AugustAt a cafe in Paisley, Scotland, May Donoghue found the remainsof a snail in her bottle of ginger beer, causing her to launch one ofthe landmark civil action cases in British common law, Donoghue vStevenson.
09 JuneAustralian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew landedtheir Southern Cross aircraft in Brisbane, completing the first evertrans-Pacific flight from the United States mainland to Australia.
01 SeptemberAhmet Zogu, President of the Albanian Republic, declared the country was now a constitutional monarchy and himself king with the regnal name Zog I.
15 MayMickey and Minnie Mouse made their film debut in the animatedcartoon Plane Crazy.
18 NovemberWalt Disney's Steamboat Willie, the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released.
28 February Indian physicist C. V. Raman and his colleagues discovered whatis now called the Raman effect, for which he later became the firstAsian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.
01 NovemberThe current 29-letter Turkish alphabet was introduced,replacing the Ottoman Turkish alphabet as the official writing system ofthe Turkish language.
27 AugustOver sixty nations signed the Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncingwar as an instrument of national policy.
09 JuneAustralian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew landedtheir Southern Cross aircraft in Brisbane, completing the first evertrans-Pacific flight from the United States main land to Australia.
28 FebruaryIndian physicist C. V. Raman and his colleagues discovered whatis now called the Raman effect, for which he later became the firstAsian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1928:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberZhu Rongji / Politician / China
01 February Tom Lantos / Politician / Hungary
01 JuneGeorgy Dobrovolsky / Pilot / Ukraine
03 AugustHenning Moritzen / Actor / Denmark
03 JuneJohn Richard Reid / Cricketer / New Zealand
04 AprilEstelle Harris / Actress / United States of America
09 JulyVince Edwards / Actor / United States of America
09 MayPancho Gonzales / Tennis Player / United States of America
09 AugustDolores Wilson / Actress / United States of America
09 DecemberJoan Blos / Author / United States of America
13 JuneGiacomo Biffi / Cardinal / Italy
17 NovemberArman / Painter / United States of America
23 SeptemberFrank Foster / Composer / United States of America
24 AprilTommy Docherty / Footballer / Scotland
25 January Eduard Shevardnadze / Politician / Georgia
27 JuneJames Lincoln Collier / Author / United States of America
27 AugustJoan Kroc / Philanthropist / United States of America
28 MaySally Forrest / Actress / United States of America
30 March Robert Badinter / Politician / France
31 March Lefty Frizzell / Writer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1928:

YearName / Profession / Country
12 FebruaryLalit Mohan Sharma / Lawyer / India
24 JulyKeshubhai Patel / Politician / India
29 March Romesh Bhandari / Politician / India
26 AugustOm Prakash Munjal / Business Man / India
19 NovemberDara Singh / Wrestler / India
01 JulyRamnaresh Yadav / Politician / India
28 AugustVilayat Khan / Composer / India
10 JuneDhansingh Thapa / Soldier / India
03 DecemberMuhammad Habibur Rahman / Politician / India
19 JulyAnwar Farrukhabadi / Poet / India
29 SeptemberBrajesh Mishra / Politician / India
NA NASatya Pal Wahi / Industrialist / India
NA NAJagdish Raj / Actor / India
31 MayPankaj Roy / Cricketer / India
20 DecemberMotilal Vora / Politician / India
28 DecemberNirmala Gajwani / Social Worker / India
14 SeptemberTarun Bose / Actor / India
19 NovemberDara Singh / Actor / India
29 SeptemberBrajesh Mishra / Politician / India
26 JulyIbn-e-Safi / Poet / India

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