On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • American sprinter Elizabeth Robinson equals her own world record 12.2s to win 100m gold medal in Amsterdam, first women’s Olympic track event; Canadians Fanny Rosenfeld & Ethel Smith dead-heat (12.3s)
  • Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women's Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Frenzel, American politician (Rep-R-MN, 1971-91), born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 2014)