On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

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

Famous Birthdays

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA C'ship 1970, 73; NBA All-Star 1973; NY Knicks), and politician (Democratic US Senator 1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Hall of Fame player and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Hall of Fame 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, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger, composer, and occasional vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Time"; "Echoes"; "The Art Of Conversation"), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
1943 Highlights

About July 28, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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