Thursday 26 July 1928
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stanley Kubrick and Elliott Erwitt.
The Mating Call, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 July 1928 ?
- Stanley Kubrick: American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom.
- Elliott Erwitt: French-American photographer and director.
- Francesco Cossiga: Italian politician who founded a transitional centrist government which united various parties in 1979.
- Bernice Rubens: Welsh author (d. 2004).
- Peter Lougheed: Canadian lawyer and politician 10th Premier of Alberta (d. 2012).
- Don Beauman: English race car driver (d. 1955).
- Ibn-e-Safi : Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (Born 1928).
- Sally Oppenheim-Barnes: Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes English politician.
- Hans Haselbock: Composer.
- Tadeusz Baird: Polish composer (Giocosa).
- Stanley Kubrick in New York City New York USA director (2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita).
- Joe Jackson: Family Member.
- Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
- Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
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