Major Events of 1928

  • Sports

    Stanley Cup: N.Y. Rangers vs. Montreal Maroons Series: 3-2
    US Open (Golf): Johnny Farrell Score: 294 Course: Olympia Fields CC Location: Matteson, IL
    World Series: New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series: 4-0
    Olympic Games: See the results...

    Nobel Prizes

    WINDAUS, ADOLF OTTO REINHOLD, Germany, Goettingen University, b. 1876, d. 1959: "for the services rendered through his research into the constitution of the sterols and their connection with the vitamins"

    UNDSET, SIGRID, Norway, b. 1882 (in Kalundborg, Denmark), d. 1949: "principially for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages"

    The prize money for 1928 was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    Physiology or Medicine
    NICOLLE, CHARLES JULES HENRI, France, Institut Pasteur, Tunis, b. 1866, d. 1936: "for his work on typhus"

    RICHARDSON, Sir OWEN WILLANS, Great Britain, London University, b. 1879, d. 1959: "for his work on the thermionic phenomenon and especially for the discovery of the law named after him"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Eugene O'Neill ... "Strange Interlude"
    Fiction: Thornton Wilder ... "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"
    History: Vernon Louis Parrington ... "Main Currents in American Thought"
    Public Service: "Indianapolis Times"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Broadway Melody"
    Best Director: Frank Lloyd ... "The Divine Lady"
    Best Actor: Warner Baxter ... "In Old Arizona"
    Best Actress: Mary Pickford ... "Coquette"