July 28

July 28 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 28, include:

  • Aunties Day - July 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in July)
  • Buffalo Soldiers Day 
  • National Hamburger Day (May 28, July 28 and also December 21)
  • National Milk Chocolate Day 
  • National Waterpark Day 
  • Parents Day - July 28, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in July)
  • Reek Sunday - July 28, 2024 (Last Sunday in July)
  • World Hepatitis Day
  • World Nature Conservation Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 28, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • National Moth Week - July 20-28, 2024 (Last Full Week in July and two weekends in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)
  • Quilt Odyssey Week - July 25-28, 2024 (Last Thursday to Saturday in July)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include July 28, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Comic Con International - July 25-28, 2024
  • Summer Olympics XXXIII - July 26 - August 11, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 28 is Leo.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1857 - Ballington Booth, English-American activist who co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
  • 1866 - Beatrix Potter, English writer and illustrator (d. 1943)
  • 1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American Journalist and 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
  • 1945 - Jim Davis, American cartoonist who created Garfield

Famous Deaths

  • 1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright (b. 1619)
  • 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1950 - Actress Bette Davis marries actor Gary Merrill
  • 1964 - After 32 days of marriage, actress and singer Ethel Marman divorces actor Ernest Borgnine
  • 1973 - Actress Farah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels) marries Actor Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man
  • 2007 - Comedian and actor Steve Martin marries Anne Stringfield

Quote of the Day

Each day is a blank slate! Choose to Make Today Beautiful!!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day!

Chocolate! What do you feel when you think of this beloved candy? If you are like most of us, you feel comfort! It's your go to friend, when life is tough! There are those in the diet industry that will advise you to get rid of all of the foods that you love. This is called deprivation, and it often leads to overeating. Life is short and there is no room for deprivation!

Find tips from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website on how to keep Chocolate in your life without gaining weight!

This Day in History

  • 1540 - At the order of Henry VIII of England, Thomas Cromwell is executed on charges of treason
  • 1854 - USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy is commissioned
  • 1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified establishing African American citizenship
  • 1896 - The City of Miami, Florida is incorporated
  • 1915 - The United States begins a 19 year occupation of Haiti
  • 1935 - The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has it's first flight
  • 1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26 people
  • 1957 - A mudslide from heavy rain in Isahaya, Japan kills 992
  • 1960 - The German Volkswagen Act came into force
  • 1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson increases the number of U.S. troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000
  • 1976 - The Tangshan earthquake in China measures between 7.8 and 8.2 and kills 242,769 and injures 164,851
  • 2002 - After 77 hours underground, nine coal miners traffed in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania are rescued

This Day in Music

  • 1939 - Over the Rainbow is recorded by Judy Garland
  • 1969 - Polythene Pam and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window is recorded by The Beatles
  • 1973 - Chicago VI by Chicago hits #1 
  • 1979 - After a show, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith, but rejoins the band in 1984
  • 1992 - Barenaked Ladies release their debut album, Gordon
  • 1992 - Mary J. Blige releases her debut album, What's the 411?
  • 1993 - 10,000 Maniacs perform with lead singer Natalie Marchant for the last time. Their Unplugged song Because The Night is below!

This Day in Sports

  • 1984 - The 1984 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 - Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship
  • 2018 - Australian Wendy Tuck is the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Doula (noun)

1.  A support person, usually female, who may not have medical or midwifery training, who provides emotional assistance to a mother or pregnant couple, before, during, or after childbirth.

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