October 1928 in history

October 1928 events chronologically

Oct 1 The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan
Oct 2 The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá
Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti gives the first performance of Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto
Oct 10 Chiang Kai-shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China
Oct 12 An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston
Oct 15 The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States
Oct 22 Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1928

Oct 1 George Peppard an American film and television actor and producer.
Oct 1 Laurence Harvey a Lithuanian-born actor. In a career that spanned a quarter of a century, Harvey appeared in stage, film and television productions primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States. His 1959 performance in Room at the Top brought him global fame and an Academy Award nomination. That success was followed by the role of the ill-fated Texan commander William Barret Travis in The Alamo, produced by John Wayne, and as the brainwashed Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate. Many of his films earned nominations and awards for either the films or his co-stars
Oct 4 Alvin Toffler an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution and technological singularity.
Oct 8 Neil Harvey a former Australian cricketer who represented the Australian cricket team between 1948 and 1963, playing in 79 Test matches. He was the vice-captain of the team from 1957 until his retirement. An attacking leftt-handed batsman, sharp fielder and occasional off-spin bowler, Harvey was the senior batsman in the Australian team for much of the 1950s and was regarded by Wisden as the finest fielder of his era. Upon his retirement, Harvey was the second-most prolific Test run-scorer and century-maker for Australia
Oct 8 Didi (footballer) a Brazilian footballer who played midfielder. He played in three World Cups: 1954, 1958, and 1962, winning the latter two and was named the tournament's best player in 1958
Oct 20 Li Peng served as the fourth Premier of the People's Republic of China, between 1987 and 1998, and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, from 1998 to 2003. For much of the 1990s Li was ranked second in the Communist Party of China hierarchy behind then Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin. He retained his seat on the CPC Politburo Standing Committee until 2002
Oct 30 Daniel Nathans an American microbiologist.

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1928

Oct 8 Larry Semon an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent film era. In his day, Semon was considered a major movie comedian, but he is now remembered mainly for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they started working together
Oct 13 Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) a Danish princess who became Empress of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Cassel and sister of Britain's Queen Alexandra, and King George I of Greece. Among her children was the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, whom she outlived by ten years
Oct 17 Frank Dicksee an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time
Oct 22 Andrew Fisher an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister on three separate occasions. Fisher's 1910–13 Labor ministry completed a vast legislative programme which made him, along with Protectionist Alfred Deakin, the founder of the statutory structure of the new nation. The Fisher government legacy of reforms and national development lasted beyond the divisions that would later occur with World War I and Billy Hughes' conscription push
Oct 23 François Victor Alphonse Aulard the first professional French historian of the French Revolution and of Napoleon. He argued:
Oct 24 Arthur Bowen Davies an avant-garde American artist and influential advocate of modern art in the United States 1910–1928.
Oct 30 Robert Lansing an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. Before U.S. involvement in the war, Lansing vigorously advocated in favor of the principles of freedom of the seas and the rights of neutral nations. He later advocated U.S. participation in World War I, negotiated the Lansing–Ishii Agreement with Japan in 1917 and was a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at Paris in 1919