On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1928

Historical Events

  • 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Cleveland Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Home team retains title as Henri Cochet beats American Bill Tilden 9-7, 8-6, 6-4 for 3-1 lead; ends 4-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Famous Birthdays

  • Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, Georgian composer, born in Sighnaghi, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong-Chinese business magnate and entrepreneur (CK Holdings), born in Chao'an, Guangdong, China
1928 Highlights

About July 29, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo