Daily Calendar for Friday, July 28, 2023


  • Johann Sebastian Bach (composer) –
  • Marie Dressler (actress) –
  • Roger Tory Peterson (American artist & ornithologist) –
  • Francis Crick (Nobel Prize-winning scientist who co-discovered the spiral, double-helix structure of DNA) –
  • Eileen Brennan (actress) –


  • Beatrix Potter (author) –
  • Marcel Duchamp (painter) –
  • Earl S. Tupper (inventor of Tupperware) –
  • Malcolm Lowry (author) –
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Bill Bradley (basketball player & politician) –
  • Jim Davis (cartoonist) –
  • Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero) –


  • Great fire in Moscow–
  • Thomas Cromwell was executed on order from King Henry VIII on charges of treason–
  • Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard–
  • Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined, ending the Reign of Terror (French Revolution)–
  • The metric system became legal in the United States–
  • U.S. occupation of Haiti began–
  • NFL added a fourth official, the field judge–
  • WWII coffee rationing in the United States ended–
  • A U.S. bomber flying through thick fog at about 200 mph crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson requested that 50,000 additional soldiers be sent to Vietnam–
  • Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married–
  • First oil through the Alaskan Pipeline reached Valdez Marine Terminal in Alaska–
  • 255-pound 4-ounce Atlantic halibut caught near Gloucester, Massachusetts–
  • The remains of a prehistoric man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington–
  • Nine coal miners rescued after being trapped 77 hours in flooded Quecreek Mine, Somerset, Pennsylvania–


  • Southern Mississippi was hit by the Bay St. Louis Hurricane, in which the U.S. ship Cutter sank and 39 crew members died–
  • An enterprising citizen successfully fried an egg on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on this hot July day–
  • Due to thick fog, a U.S. B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 14 people.–

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