On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1928

Day of the Week: Monday

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 Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)