Historical Events In August - 28
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1957 Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1958 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1959 On August - 28 bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time on August - 28.
1960 On August - 28 anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
1961 Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies on August - 28.
1962 Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid on this day in history.
1962 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" on August - 28.
1962 On August - 28 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1963 On this day in history 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 On August - 28 civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr delivers his I Have a Dream speech before an audience of 250,000 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens on this day in history.
1963 On August - 28 martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1963 On this day in history over 200,000 people march through Washington in a civil rights demonstration led by Rv. Martin Luther King
1964 Beatlemania is in full swing as The Beatles grace the cover of LIFE magazine on this day in history.
1964 Race riot in Philadelphia on August - 28.
1964 On August - 28 gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1967 Charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies on this day in history.
1968 Anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president on August - 28.
1968 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven on August - 28.
1968 John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74
1971 25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire on August - 28.
1971 Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
1972 On August - 28 william HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
1973 On this day in history 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 On August - 28 an earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people.
1973 In Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured on this day in history.
1974 On August - 28 soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1978 On August - 28 donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 On August - 28 bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
1979 On August - 28 simonow, writer, dies