28 July


1796

 Ignaz Bösendorfer
Ignaz Bösendorfer (July 28, 1796 – April 14, 1859) was an Austrian musician and piano manufacturer, who in 1828 founded the Bösendorfer company in Vienna-Josefstadt. (d. 1859)

1844

 Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. Born in Stratford, Essex. (d. 1889)

1866

 Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Born in Kensington, London. (d. 1943)

1887

 Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor and writer whose work is associated with Dadaism and conceptual art. He famously dubbed a urinal art and named it Fountain. Born in Blainville-Crevon Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France. (d. 1968)

1892

 Joe E Brown
Joe E. Brown (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973) was an American actor and comedian, remembered for his amiable screen persona, comic timing, and enormous smile. He starred in Some Like It Hot as Osgood Fielding III. Born in Holgate, Ohio.

1901

 Rudy Vallée
Rudy Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. Born Hubert Prior Vallée in Island Pond, Vermont. (d. 1986)

1909

 Brenda De Banzie
Brenda de Banzie (28 July 1909 – 5 March 1981) was a British actress of stage and screen. She appeared as Maggie Hobson in the David Lean film version of Hobson’s Choice (1954) with John Mills and Charles Laughton. Her most notable film role was as Phoebe Rice, the hapless wife of comedian Archie Rice (played by Laurence Olivier), in the 1960 film version of John Osborne’s The Entertainer. Born Brenda Doreen Mignon de Banzie in Manchester, Lancashire, England. (d. 1981)

1929

 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994), was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Southampton, New York. (d. 1994)

1935

 Simon Dee
Simon Dee (28 July 1935 – 29 August 2009) was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time in the late 1960s. Born Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd in Manchester. (d. 2009)

1936

 Garfield Sobers
Sir Garfield Sobers AO OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders. Born Garfield St Aubrun Sobers in Bridgetown, Barbados.

1938

 Ian McCaskill
Ian McCaskill (born 28 July 1938) is a former BBC weatherman. He is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

1940

 Brigit Forsyth
Brigit Forsyth (born 28 July 1940) is a Scottish actress, best known for her roles as Thelma Ferris in the BBC comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Helen Yeldham in the ITV drama Boon. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1941

 Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (born 28 July 1941) is an Italian conductor and music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Born in Naples, Italy.

1943

 Richard Wright
Rick Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. Born Richard William Wright in Hatch End, Middlesex. (d. 2008)

1945

 Jim Davis
Jim Davis (born July 28, 1945) is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strip Garfield. Born James Robert Davis in Marion, Indiana.

1946

 Linda Kelsey
Linda Kelsey (born July 28, 1946) is an American actress. Her big break came in television series Lou Grant. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1948

 Sally Struthers
Sally Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress and spokeswoman, best known for her role as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards. Born Sally Ann Struthers in Portland, Oregon.

1949

 Steve Peregrin Took
Steve Peregrin Took (28 July 1949 – 27 October 1980) was an English musician. He is best known for his membership of the duo Tyrannosaurus Rex with Marc Bolan. Born Stephen Ross Porter in Eltham, London. (d. 1980)

1954

 Hugo Chávez
Hugo Chávez (28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was a Venezuelan politician who was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. Born Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías in Sabaneta, Venezuela.

1972

 Elizabeth Berkley
Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American television, film, and theater actress. Berkley’s most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as brainy feminist Jessie Spano, and the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, as exotic stripper Nomi Malone. Born Elizabeth Berkley Lauren in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

1974

 Justin Lee Collins
Justin Lee Collins (born 28 July 1974) is an English comedian and television presenter known for presenting shows such The Friday Night Project. Born in Southmead, Bristol.
 Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras (born 28 July 1974) is a Greek politician and the 185th Prime Minister of Greece. In 2015 he was voted by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people globally. Born in Athens, Greece.

1990

 Soulja Boy
DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Born in Chicago.

1993

 Cher Lloyd
Cher Lloyd (born 28 July 1993) is an English singer-songwriter, rapper and model. Lloyd rose to fame when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor. Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England.

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