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 MayHans Trass / Ecologist / Estonia
02 February Jay Handlan / Engineer / United States of America
02 January Robert Goralski / Author / United States of America
04 AprilEstelle Harris / Actress / United States of America
04 NovemberHannah Weiner / Poet / United States of America
05 AprilHaldun Dormen / Actor / Turkey
05 JulyWarren Oates / Actor / United States of America
11 January Alan Bowness / Historian / United Kingdom
13 NovemberHampton Hawes / Author / United States of America
15 DecemberFriedensreich Hundertwasser / Painter / Austria
15 March Bob Wilber / Saxophonist / United States of America
17 SeptemberRoddy McDowall / Actor / United States of America
20 JulyJózef Czyrek / Politician / Poland
21 January Gene Sharp / Scientist / United States of America
25 JulyMario Montenegro / Actor / Philippines
25 OctoberMarion Ross / Actress / United States of America
28 JunePeter Heine / Cricketer / South Africa
29 JuneJean-Louis Pesch / Author / France
30 OctoberDaniel Nathans / Academic / United States of America
30 March Colin Egar / Cricket Umpire / Australia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1928:

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

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