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