On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1948

Historical Events

  • I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgia Engel, American actress (Georgette- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
1948 Highlights

About July 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo