On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1976

Historical Events

  • Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
  • Tangshan Earthquake, 8.2 in magnitude kills over 240,000 Northern China in the largest loss of life from an earthquake in the 20th century
  • White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's

Famous Birthdays

  • Huma Abedin, American political staffer to Hillary Clinton, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach), born in Mariposa, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi, dies at 62
  • Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
1976 Highlights

About July 28, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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