< MCMXXVIII = 1928 >
Events in 1928
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|23 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|26 January:|| ||Anak Krakatau is born when the rim of a basaltic volcanic cone first appears above the surface of the sea in Sunda Strait where Krakatau erupted itself to pieces 44 years earlier.|
|9 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1346 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|6 March:|| ||Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author, is born in Aracataca.|
|10 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|4 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|27 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 June:|| ||Che Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary, is born in Rosario.|
|26 July:|| ||Stanley Kubrick, American filmmaker, is born in Manhattan, New York.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Andy Warhol, American pop artist, is born in Pittsburgh.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Leoš Janáček, Czech composer, dies in Ostrava at age 74.|
|31 Augustus:|| ||“Die Dreigroschenoper” by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, known in English as The Threepenny Opera, opens at Berlin's Theater am Schiffbauerdamm.|
|3 September:|| ||American inventor Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the electronic television to the press.|
|24 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 September:|| ||Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin when he notices a mould growing in a petri dish that had by lucky accident not been cleaned.|
|22 November:|| ||The “Boléro” by Ravel premieres to an aroused audience at the Paris Opéra.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1928
American mechanic entrepeneur Walter Chrysler, Time Man of the Year.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Karl Benz, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II and Dario Fo celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1928 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1832, 1860 and 1888 in the century before it and 1956, 1984 and 2012 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1928 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 June 2013.