January 10 - USSR expels Leon Trotsky.
February 11 - 1928 Winter Olympic Games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
February 25 - Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, DC becomes the first holder
of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
March 12 - In California, the St. Francis Dam fails killing 400.
March 21 - Charles Lindbergh is presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for his
first trans-Atlantic flight.
May 15 - Royal Flying Doctor Service, (Australia) commenced operations.
July 6 - The then world's largest hailstone falls in Potter, Nebraska..
July 12 - Mexican aviator Emilio Carranza dies in a solo plane crash in the Pine Barrens
of southern New Jersey while returning from a goodwill flight to New York City.
August 16 - Murderer Carl Panzram is arrested in Washington, DC after killing about 20
August 28 The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris - it was the first treaty which
outlawed aggressive war.
September 1 - Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
October 12 - An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.
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 king.
November 6 - U.S. presidential election, 1928: Republican Herbert Hoover wins by a
wide margin over Democrat Alfred E. Smith.
November 10 - Michinomiya Hirohito is crowned the 124th Emperor of Japan.
December 3 - In Rio de Janeiro, a seaplane sunk near Cap Arcona with Alberto
Santos-Dumont on board.
The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is rediscovered.
Turkey switches from arabic to the latin-based modern Turkish alphabet.
The right to vote extended to all women in the United Kingdom.
Frederick Griffith conducted the Griffith experiment indirectly proving existence of DNA.
First (and last) Best Title Writing Academy Award given.
The Episcopal Church ratified a new revision of the Book of Common Prayer.
W2XBS, RCA's first television station, is established in New York City.Year in topic
1928 in film
1928 in literature
Strange Fugitive by Morley Callaghan.
1928 in sports
February 11 - 2nd Olympic Winter Games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam Netherlands.
1928 in television
May 11 - The first regular schedule of TV programming is begun in the United States by
the General Electric company. Programs are transmitted Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 12 - First televised tennis match.
August 22 - Alfred E. Smith accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, with
WGY simulcasting the event on radio and Television. This was the first live broadcast
and the first television news event.
September 11 - The first broadcast of a play on television, The Queen's Messenger (W2XAD). Births
January 3 - Maria Christina Brouwer
January 5 - Walter Mondale
, U.S. Senator, Democratic presidential nominee in 1984.
January 5 - Ali Bhutto
, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1979).
January 7 - William Peter Blatty
January 8 - Sander Vanocur
January 11 - David L. Wolper
January 14 - Leuntje van den Houten
January 16 - William Kennedy
January 17 - Jean Barraqué
, composer (d. 1973).
January 17 - Vidal Sassoon
January 23 - Jeanne Moreau
January 24 - Desmond Morris
, anthropologist, writer.
January 26 - Eartha Kitt
, singer and actress.
January 26 - Roger Vadim
, film director (d. 2000).
January 30 - Hal Prince
, stage producer, director.
February 5 - Andrew Greeley
, priest, novelist.
February 9 - Frank Frazetta
February 9 - Roger Mudd
February 11 - Conrad Janis
February 11 - Archibald Forster
, CEO (Esso, United Kingdom).
February 11 - Gerry Alexander
, West Indies cricket player.
February 11 - Raoul Cita
February 23 - Vasili Lazarev
, cosmonaut (d. 1990).
February 26 - Fats Domino
February 26 - Anatoli Filipchenko
February 27 - Ariel Sharon
, Prime Minister of Israel.
February 27 - Alfred Hrdlicka
, sculptor and graphic artist.
March 3 - France Krianic
, Slovene mathematician (d. 2002).
March 4 - Alan Sillitoe
March 6 - Gabriel García Márquez
, writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1982.
March 8 - Gerald Bull
, engineer (d. 1990).
March 10 - James Earl Ray
, assassin (d. 1998).
March 12 - Edward Albee
March 19 - Hans Küng
March 19 - Patrick McGoohan
March 20 - Fred Rogers
, children's television host (d. 2003).
March 25 - Jim Lovell
March 28 - Zbigniew Brzezinski
, United States National Security Advisor.
March 31 - Gordie Howe
, ice hockey player.
March 31 - Lefty Frizzell
, country music performer.
April 1 - Jane Powell
, dancer, actress, singer.
April 2 - Serge Gainsbourg
April 4 - Maya Angelou
, poet, novelist.
April 6 - James D. Watson
April 7 - James Garner
April 7 - Alan J. Pakula
, producer, director (d. 1998).
April 8 - Maria Wilhelmina van den Houten
April 9 - Annie van der Gaast
April 9 - Tom Lehrer
, satirical songwriter.
May 8 - Theodore Sorenson
, political operative, writer.
May 9 - Pancho Gonzalez
, tennis player (d. 1995).
May 9 - Barbara Ann Scott
, figure skater.
May 11 - Mort Sahl
, comedian, political commentator.
May 12 - Burt Bacharach
May 16 - Billy Martin
, baseball player, coach (d. 1989).
May 18 - Pernell Roberts
May 23 - Nigel Davenport
May 23 - Rosemary Clooney
, singer, actress (d. 2002).
May 26 - Jack Kevorkian
, assisted suicide advocate.
June 1 - Georgi Dobrovolski
July 6 - Josina van den Houten
July 26 - Stanley Kubrick
, American film director.
August 6 - Andy Warhol
, American artist.
August 10 - Eddie Fisher
, American singer.
August 15 - Nicolas Roeg
, film director.
August 18 - Marge Schott
, former owner of MLB's Cincinnati Reds.
September 14 - The Rt Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy
KCVO, husband of HRH Princess
Alexandra of Kent.
September 15 - Julian Cannonball Adderley
, American saxophonist.
September 19 - Adam West
September 22 - James Lawson
, civil rights activist, minister.
October 1 - George Peppard
October 9 - Einojuhani Rautavaara
November 3 - Osamu Tezuka
, Japanese manga artist.
November 10 - Ennio Morricone
, film music composer.
November 20 - Johanna Pieternella van den Houten
December 7 - Noam Chomsky
, linguist and political dissident.
December 15 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser
, Austrian artist.
Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin Shah
Ghafarullahu-lahu, later Sultan of Perak and 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.Arthur Lincoln Troast
January 14 - Stillborn van den Houten (boy)
January 6 - Alvin Kraenzlein
, American athlete.
January 11 - Thomas Hardy
January 29 - Douglas Haig
, British soldier.
February 1 - Hughie Jennings
, Baseball Hall of Famer (b. 1869).
February 4- Hendrik Lorentz
, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate.
February 15 - Herbert Henry Asquith
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
February 16 - Eddie Foy
, vaudevillian, singer, dancer.
March 13 - Abraham Kamerling
March 19 - Francina van der Mast
March 24 - Adriaantje (Adriana) Luikaart
June 4 - Chang Tso-lin
, Chineese warlord.
June 24 - Wouter Ribbens
July 2 - Maria Helena Emma van den Houten
August 12 - Leos Janacek
, Czech composer.
August 14 - Florus (Floris) van den Houten
August 30 - Wilhelm Wien
October 22 - Andrew Fisher
, fifth Prime Minister of Australia.To my Homepage