On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Dana White, American Ultimate Fighting Championship President, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Garth Snow, American hockey goalie (Olympics 1994, Flyers), born in Wrentham Massachusetts
  • Jaimie Dawson, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • Wendi Simmons, American heptathlete, born in Santa Rosa, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Tittel, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 59
  • Frank H. Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Most Happy Fella), dies at 59
  • Gabriel von Wayditch, Hungarian American composer, dies at 80
  • Ramón Grau, Cuban politician, 6th and 10th President of Cuba, dies at 87
1969 Highlights

About July 28, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo