October 1928 calendar

October 1928

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1928?


  • 01 Oct 1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)
  • 02 Oct 1928 The ''Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God'', commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva.
  • 03 Oct 1928 French sun Ondine sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • 04 Oct 1928 25th World Series begins, New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
  • 06 Oct 1928 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms Country Club - Baltimore
  • 07 Oct 1928 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned King of Abyssinia
  • 08 Oct 1928 Eastern Soccer League forms in US.
  • 09 Oct 1928 New York Yankees sweep Saint Louis Cardinals in 25th World Series; Babe Ruth hits three home run in game - New York Yankees become first to sweep consecutive World Series.
  • 12 Oct 1928 An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 15 Oct 1928 German dirigible Graf Zeppelin lands in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 16 Oct 1928 Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
  • 19 Oct 1928 William Edward Hickman is executed at San Quentin prison for the 1927 murder of Marion Parker.
  • 22 Oct 1928 China expels all Russian instructors and civil servants
  • 26 Oct 1928 International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) formally established with the adoption of “Statutes of the International Red Cross”
  • 28 Oct 1928 Bradman scores 131 NSW vs. Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
  • 01 Oct 1928 Newark Liberty International Airport opens, becoming the first airport in the New York City metro area.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1928?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Where'd You Get Those Eyes?


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?