July 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The Atlantis Entertainment & Event Center was shut down by the Birmingham City Council.
- 2011: Paramount yogurt shop opened in the Roden Block downtown.
- 1949: Three sticks of dynamite were thrown into the home of Milton Curry Jr, but did not explode.
- 1934: The National Balloon Race was postponed for 24 hours due to rain.
- 1911: Ella May Harris, 7, lost both arms in a streetcar accident in Norwood.
- 2008: Willow, a reticulated giraffe, was born at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 1988: The current Dubba Dubba Twins, Erica and Monica Stacey of Centreville, were born.
- 1984: NFL linebacker DeMeco Ryans was born in Bessemer.
- 1977: NFL offensive tackle Chris Samuels was born in Mobile.
- 1961: Former Blount County Circuit Court judge Steven King was born in Blountsville.
- 1953: Former Ku Klux Klan leader and "Stormfront" founder Don Black was born in Athens, Limestone County.
- 1949: Pitcher Vida Blue was born in Mansfield, Louisiana.
- 1939: Architect Alberto Chiesa was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
- 1924: Civil Rights activist Anne Braden was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
- 1890: Architect Harry Pembleton was born in Goshen, New York.
- 1886: Sanitation engineer and Mayor of Fairfield A. Clinton Decker was born in Prince Bay, New York.
- 1885: Bandleader Ivory Williams was born.
- 2004: Saleh "Sol" Bajalieh, founder of Sol's Sandwich Shop, died from a heart attack.
- 1993: Outdoors writer Harry Middleton died of a heart attack while swimming.
- 1904: Patrick O'Reilly, rector of St Paul's Catholic Church, died after falling off a horse.
- 2007: The Steeldogs played the Cincinnati Jungle Kats at the BJCC.
- 1909: The Brooklyn Superbas bought pitcher Eddie Dent's contract from the Winston-Salem Twins.