The year 1928 (MCMXXIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. It was also a leap year starting on Saturday on the Julian calendar. This is before Tuesday, January 1, 1929, with an adoption of the Gregorian calendar from every state in the entire world.
|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1890s 1900s 1910s – 1920s – 1930s 1940s 1950s|
|Years:||1925 1926 1927 – 1928 – 1929 1930 1931|
- January 31 – Leon Trotsky is exiled to Kazakhstan
- February 8 – British inventor John Logie Baird sends the first television signal across the Atlantic Ocean, from London to New York
- May 7 – The United Kingdom gives equal voting rights to women by passing the Representation of the People Act. This law allows women to vote when they are 21 years old, like men. Before this, women could not vote until they were 30.
- June 9 – Australian flyer Charles Kingsford Smith finishes the first airplane flight across the Pacific Ocean.
- September 28 – Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
- October 2 – Josemaria Escriva starts Opus Dei.
- January 5 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)
- February 1 – Stuart Whitman, American actor
- February 22 – Sir Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer and television presenter
- February 26 – Fats Domino, American musician
- February 28 – Sir Stanley Baker, Welsh actor (d. 1976)
- February 29 – Joss Ackland, British actor
- March 5 – Diana Coupland, British actress
- March 6 - Glyn Owen, Welsh actor (d. 2004)
- March 20 – Fred Rogers, American television children's program host and writer (d. 2003)
- April 7 – James Garner, American actor (Maverick, The Rockford Files)
- April 23 – Shirley Temple, American child actress and diplomat (d. 2014)
- April 24 – Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager of Manchester United F.C. (1973-1977)
- April 30 – Dickie Davies, British television sports presenter (World of Sport)
- May 4 – Hosni Mubarak, 4th President of Egypt and Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2020)
- May 12 – Burt Bacharach, American composer and songwriter
- May 23
- May 30 – Clint Walker, American actor (Cheyenne)
- June 1 – Bob Monkhouse, British actor, comedian, writer and television game show host (d. 2003)
- June 14 – Che Guevara, Argentinian Marxist revolutionary (d. 1967)
- July 12
- July 26 – Stanley Kubrick, American movie director (d. 1999)
- August 10 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
- August 22 – Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (d. 2007)