July 28: Day of the Week
July 28, 2019 is the 209th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 156 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1364Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
- 1914World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
- 1933Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain are established.
- 1942World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be immediately executed.
- 1943World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
- 1948The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the “Battle of London Airport”.
- 1973Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
- 1976The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People’s Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
- 1993Andorra joins the United Nations.
- 2008The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare burns down for the second time in 80 years.
Who were born on July 28?
- 1746Thomas Heyward, Jr., American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1809)
- 1844Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (d. 1889)
- 1860Elias M. Ammons, American politician (d. 1925)
- 1887Marcel Duchamp, French painter (d. 1968)
- 1930Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
- 1930Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian military figure
- 1951Anthony A. Williams, American politician
- 1984John David Washington, American actor and football player
- 1984Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
- 1990Shana Swash, English actress
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