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  Timeline: 1928  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 25, 1928 Milan-San Remo Costante Girardengo (Ita) 287 km
March 25, 1928 Tour of Flanders Jan Mertens (Bel) 225 km
April 8, 1928 Paris-Roubaix Andre Leducq (Fra) 260 km
May 13, 1928 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Ernest Mottard (Bel) 231 km
May 12-June 3, 1928 Giro d'Italia Alfredo Binda (Ita) 12 Stages, 3,042 km
June 17-July 15, 1928 Tour de France Nicholas Frantz (Lux) 22 Stages, 5,476 km
August 16, 1928 World Championships George Ronsse (Bel) Budapest, Hungary, 192 km
November 3, 1928 Giro di Lombardia Gaetano Belloni (Ita) Milan-Milan, 248 km
  • England- Women were given the right to vote.
  • Television- May 11, 1928, the first regularly schedule TV program was aired by General Electric. The programming was transmitted Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • New York City- RCA established the first television station, W2XBS.
  • Olympic Games 1928- the games of Amsterdam were notable for being the first Games to allow women to compete in track and field.
  • Music- Maurice Ravel composed his magical Bolero.

Notable Deaths-
Alvin Christian Kraenzlein, 1876-1928
, was an American athlete who won four Olympic titles in a single Olympics. At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris he won the four titles in the 60m, the 110m hurdles, the 200m hurdles and the long jump. As of 2004, he is still the only track and field athlete to have done so in four individual events.

 

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