On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • James Kilfedder, Northern Ireland unionist politician, born in Kinlough, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), born in Alhambra, California (d. 2011)
  • Ray Thornton, American politician (Democratic U.S. Representative for Arkansas), born in Conway, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
1928 Highlights

About July 16, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer