On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), born in Springfield, Massachussets (d. 2011)
  • Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist and composer ("Cast Your Fate to the Wind"; Peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Alvaro Obregon, President of Mexico is assassinated
  • Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), dies at 85
1928 Highlights

About July 17, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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