On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1928

Historical Events

  • 1st televised tennis match

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Cowsill, American singer and rock band mother (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly"), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • Elias James Corey, American organic chemist (Nobel 1990), born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), born in Martin, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 2008)
  • Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
1928 Highlights

About July 12, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer