December 1928 calendar

December 1928

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1928.
The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1928: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1928?


  • 01 Dec 1928 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina, 30-0 at Hamilton
  • 02 Dec 1928 Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
  • 03 Dec 1928 In Rio de Janeiro, a seaplane sent to greet Alberto Santos-Dumont crashes near Cap Arcona, killing all on board.
  • 05 Dec 1928 MW Miklas elected President of Austria.
  • 06 Dec 1928 The government of Colombia sent military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
  • 11 Dec 1928 NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • 12 Dec 1928 Nichols / Brownes Wings over Europe, premieres in New York City
  • 13 Dec 1928 Clip-on tie designed
  • 19 Dec 1928 First autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US.
  • 20 Dec 1928 Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St, New York City
  • 21 Dec 1928 The U.S. Congress approves the construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.
  • 23 Dec 1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network.
  • 24 Dec 1928 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St, New York City
  • 25 Dec 1928 New South Wales (versus Victoria) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps.
  • 26 Dec 1928 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming.
  • 28 Dec 1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues, made

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1928?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I'm Sorry, Sally
  2. - You're the Cream in My Coffee
  3. - A Gay Caballero
  4. - My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now
  5. - You're the Cream in My Coffee


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Woman of Affairs

A Woman of Affairs

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown

Country: United States of America

The Spieler

The Spieler

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Alan Hale, Clyde Cook, Renée Adorée, Fred Kohler

The Five O'Clock Girl

The Five O'Clock Girl

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Marion Davies, Charles King, George K. Arthur, William Austin