Thursday 28 June 1928
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cyril Smith (politician) and John Michael Gorst.
The Racket, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 28 June 1928 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Cyril Smith (politician)
- John Michael Gorst
- Hans Blix: Swedish politician and diplomat 33rd Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Claus Biederstaedt: German actor and voice actor.
- Eric Dolphy: American jazz musician, he played saxophone, clarinet and flute.
- Harold Evans: English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times.
- Cyril Smith: Actor (Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies at 70.
- Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask: Cybernetician stage producer / lyricist.
- Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler: Sailor.
- Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
- Alfred E Smith (Governor of New York) is nominated for President of the USA at Democratic Convention.
- The International Railway (New York – Ontario) switches to one-man crews for its trolleys in Canada.
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