On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 2021

Historical Events

  • 19 year old gymnast Daiki Hashimoto of Japan becomes youngest Olympic men's artistic individual all-around champion in history at the Tokyo Games
  • Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier
  • Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi wins women's individual medley double with victory in 200m at the Tokyo Olympics; 3 days earlier she won the 400m IM gold medal

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Ventura [Juan de Dios Ventura] Dominican singer, merengue and salsa bandleader (“Patacon Pisao”), and politician (Mayor of Santiago, 1998-2002), dies of heart failure at 81 [1]
  • Joseph "Dusty" Hill, American rock bassist and songwriter (ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), dies at 72 [1]
  • Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", dies at 86 [1]
2021 Highlights

About July 28, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo