Friday 14 September 1928
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Reginald "Nat" Allen and Albert Shanker.
The Docks of New York, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- John Reginald "Nat" Allen: Planning enforcement officer / climber.
- Albert Shanker: American labor leader (American Federation of Teachers).
- Jay Cameron: American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001).
- Alberto Korda: Cuban photographer (d. 2001).
- Angus Ogilvy: Son of English Princess Alexandra.
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