On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1971

Historical Events

  • 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
  • Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"

Famous Birthdays

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq (d. 2019)

  • Stephen Lynch, American musician, born in Abington, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Charles E. Pont, American artist, dies at 73
  • Myril Hoag, American baseball player, dies at 63
1971 Highlights

About July 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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