What Happened on July 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), dies at 87