What Happened on July 26, 1928

Historical Events

  • In only his second and final defense of his world heavyweight boxing title, Gene Tunney scores an 11-round TKO win over Tom Heeney at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Elliott Erwitt [Elio Romano], French-American photographer (Gimme Shelter), born in Paris, France
  • Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1980)
  • Joe Jackson, American talent manager (Jackson 5), and patriarch of the Jackson family, born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY

  • Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Four Essays; Psychodrama; Voices From Afar), co-founder of Warsaw Autumn festival, and educator, born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
1928 Highlights

About July 26, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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