1928 in History – What happened in year 1928

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1928 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 februaryIndian physicist C. V. Raman and his colleagues discovered what is now called the Raman effect, for which he later became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.
15 mayCartoon Character Mickey Mouse was appeared for the first time in an American animated short-film Plane Crazy which was released on May 15, 1928 by Walt Disney Studios. It was a silent film then and next year it was again released as a sound cartoon on March 17, 1929.
09 juneAustralian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew landed their Southern Cross aircraft in Brisbane, completing the first evertrans-Pacific flight from the United States main land to Australia.
07 julyThe first battle of Isonzo took place during First World War. It was fought between armies of Austrian and Hungary. It resulted in tactical victory of Austria and Hungary.
07 julyThe 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'.
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.
27 augustOver sixty nations signed the Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncingwar as an instrument of national policy.
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.
28 septemberScottish biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Flemingdiscovered penicillin when he noticed a bacteria-killing mould growingin his laboratory.
02 octoberSpanish priest Josemaría Escrivá founded Opus Dei, a world wide organization of the Catholic Church which teaches that everyone can be a saint.
12 octoberAn 'iron lung' medical ventilator, designed by Philip Drinker and colleagues at Children's Hospital, Boston, was used for the first time to treat poliomyelitis.
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 novemberApproximately 111 people, mostly women and children, died afterthe British ocean liner SS Vestris was abandoned as it sank in thewestern Atlantic Ocean.
18 novemberWalt Disney's Steamboat Willie, the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released.
06 decemberOn the behest of the United States, the Colombian Armyviolently suppressed a month-long strike by United Fruit Companyworkers.
03 JulyThe first color TV program aired in London.
12 SeptemberA severe storm in Florida killed 6000 people.
10 OctoberChiyang Kai-shek became the President of the National Government of China.
12 OctoberFor the first time, a machine named \ 'Iron Lung \ was used for a child at Children's Hospital in Boston, USA.
03 NovemberThe use of the Roman script instead of Arabic for the Turkish language began.
17 NovemberFreedom fighters Lala Lajpat Rai died after being injured in a lathi charge.
18 NovemberFor the first time, Mickey Mouse appeared on the big screen with his film Steamboat Willie.
26 AugustOm Prakash Munjal, an Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Hero Cycles, was born.
30 AugustThe Independence of India League was established in India.
05 DecemberIn Brisbane, England were beaten by Australia by a record 675 runs.
17 DecemberTo avenge the murder of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev killed British police officer John Sanders, who charged him with sticks.
28 DecemberThe first spoken film, "Melody of Love", was screened in Kolkata.
01 JanuaryThe first air-conditioned office in the US opened in San Antonio.
17 JanuaryThe first fully automated photo film making machine was patented.
28 JanuaryRaja Ramanna, the country's leading physicist, was born.


Famous birthdays in the year 1928:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustMalcolm Hilton / Cricketer / United Kingdom
02 SeptemberJim Jordan / Politician / Canada
03 MayThomas Kinsella / Poet / Ireland
07 JuneReg Park / Actor / United Kingdom
10 March James Earl Ray / Criminal / United States of America
11 OctoberAlfonso de Portago / Racing Car Driver / Spain
12 JunePetros Molyviatis / Politician / Greece
13 March Ellen Raskin / Author / United States of America
17 DecemberEli Beeding / Pilot / United States of America
17 SeptemberRoddy McDowall / Actor / United States of America
18 DecemberHarold Land / Saxophonist / United States of America
19 March Patrick McGoohan / Actor / United States of America
22 OctoberClare Fischer / Composer / United States of America
24 OctoberGeorge Bullard / Baseball Player / United States of America
25 March Gunnar Nielsen / Runner / Denmark
25 OctoberMarion Ross / Actress / United States of America
26 SeptemberBob Van der Veken / Actor / Belgium
27 JuneRudy Perpich / Politician / United States of America
30 NovemberJoe B. Hall / Basketball Player / United States of America
30 NovemberTakako Doi / Politician / Japan

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1928:

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