On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"On the Waterfront", directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1955)

  • Ernest Bloch's 4th string quartet premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Abbott, American actor
  • Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Person of interestHugo Chávez

Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
  • Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
  • Steve Morse, American rocker ( Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple), born in Hamilton, Ohio