On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Operation Gomorrah: RAF bombing over Hamburg causes a firestorm that kills 42,600 German civilians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBill Bradley

Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (2-time NBA champion NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player and US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
  • Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
1943 Highlights

About July 28, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo