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1928 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: New York Yankees
Stanley Cup Champs: New York Rangers
U.S. Open Golf Johnny Farrell
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Henri Cochet/Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Rene Lacoste/Helen Wills
NCAA Football Champions: Georgia Tech & USC
Kentucky Derby: Reigh Count
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Greta Garbo
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote" "Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day" - Bertrand Russell
Time Magazine's Man of the Year Walter Chrysler
Miss America: none
The Scandal:  
Nerd News:

Ida Rosenthal founded Maidenform, the company that defined bra sizes like A, B, C, D, etc.

'The Lights Of New York' was the first movie to be filmed entirely with sound.

Babies have been eating Gerber baby foods since 1928. Dorothy Gerber started making them for her daughter in 1927.

1928's most comfortable invention was the Lay-Z-Boy recliner.

Thomas Midgley and Charles Kettering invented Freon. Freon is now blamed for the depletion of the earth's ozone shield, as well as being a handy portable air conditioning coolant.

Alexander Fleming discoverd that the mold 'penicillium' could be made into penicllin and cure many life-threatening diseases. It wasn't fully utilized until World War II.

Although Levi Struass first made his jeans in 1872, the company finally got around to tradmarking the name (Levi's™) in 1928.

Mickey Mouse officially appeared for the first time in 'Steamboat Willie,' and his birthday coincided with Willie's release date, November 18th.
Mickey and Minnie debuted in the Silent cartoon short 'Plane Crazy,' first released on May 15, 1928.

Amelia Earhart flew her plane east across the Atlantic Ocean successfully, the first female having done so.

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1st appearances & 1928's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:  
Best Film Oscar Winner: Wings

 

 

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