On this day, July 28

July 28
Philippine Star published its 1st print issue on July 28, 1986, | Image Source: @edhistoryph


On this day, July 28 in 1986, The Philippine STAR, the most successful broadsheet newspaper in the country, published its first print issue bearing the headline “Wear Yellow and Die” about the mauling and death the previous day of 23-year-old Stephen Salcedo.

The newspaper was established a few months after the EDSA People Power Revolution by journalists Betty Go-Belmonte (wife of former House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.), Maximo Soliven, and Art Borjal.



On this day, July 28, in 1963, 24 Filipino boy scouts and scouting officials, who were traveling to Greece for the 11th World Jamboree, were killed in a plane crash in the Bay of Bombay, India.

The roads at Scout area in Quezon City were named after those who perished in the incident.



On this day, July 28, in 1941, Filipina actress Jesusa Purification Levy Sonora, more popularly known by her screen name Susan Roces, was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Since 1952, she has appeared in various roles in numerous films and TV shows, starting as a child actor in Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan. She appeared in several films together with her husband Fernando Poe, Jr., such as Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw, Zamboanga, and Manedyer si Kumander.

Since 2015, she plays a major role in the TV action-drama series Ang Probinsyano. Being that her husband is regarded as the King of Philippine Movies, Roces is regarded as the Queen of Philippine Movies.