On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1928

Historical Events

  • 22nd Tour de France: Defending champion Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg holds yellow jersey from start to finish; his Alcyon team has all 3 podium positions

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • Joseph Arthurlin "Joe" Harriott, Jamaican-British be-bop and free-form jazz alto saxophonist (Abstract), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1973)
  • Pál Benkő, Hungarian-American chess player, author (Grandmaster; record 8 US Open Championships), born in Amiens, France (d. 2019)
1928 Highlights

About July 15, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer