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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1928: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1928?


Events

  • 01 May 1928 Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
  • 02 May 1928 KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
  • 03 May 1928 Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 07 May 1928 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
  • 10 May 1928 WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
  • 11 May 1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • 12 May 1928 Opium laws enforced
  • 14 May 1928 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab and suffers a broken leg
  • 15 May 1928 Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
  • 17 May 1928 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • 19 May 1928 Explosion in coal mine in Mather, Pennsylvania, 195 die
  • 22 May 1928 US Congress accepts Jones-White Merchant Naval Act.
  • 23 May 1928 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 22 die.
  • 24 May 1928 Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
  • 25 May 1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean
  • 28 May 1928 Dodge Brothers Inc and Chrysler Corp merged
  • 29 May 1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car.
  • 30 May 1928 A rescue expedition leaves for the North Pole.
  • 31 May 1928 First aerial cross of the Pacific takes off from Oakland, California.

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Movies

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Skirts

Skirts

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Wheeler Dryden, Jess Robbins

Starring: Syd Chaplin, Betty Balfour, Edmund Breon, Nancy Rigg

Detectives

Detectives

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Chester M. Franklin

Starring: Karl Dane, George K. Arthur, Marceline Day, Tenen Holtz

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis

Country: United States of America

Yellow Lily

Yellow Lily

Release year: 1928

Directed by: Alexander Korda

Starring: Billie Dove, Clive Brook, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Marc McDermott