What Happened on July 26, 1928

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)