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

  • Eric Sweeney, Irish contemporary composer (The Green One), born in Dublin (d. 2020)
  • Georgia Engel, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Georgette"; Hot In Cleveland), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • Gerald Casale, American new wave bassist, vocalist, keyboardist, and music video director (Devo - "Whip It!': "Jocko Homo"), 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? 73 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo