On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1928

Famous Birthdays

  • Cy Young, American athlete and only US male to win gold in javelin throwing (1952 Olympics), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
1928 Highlights

About July 23, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo