What Happened on July 28, 2002

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

89th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • British Open Seniors Golf, Royal County Down: Noboru Sugai of Japan wins by 2 shots from John irwin of Canada
  • Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

Famous Deaths


Person of interestArcher John Porter Martin

Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, dies at 78