Historical Events In August - 28
Friday, 04 December 2020
1957 On August - 28 sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98) on August - 28.
1958 On this day in history nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
1959 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time on August - 28.
1960 On this day in history 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 August - 28.
1962 On this day in history tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1962 On this day in history 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC on this day in history.
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 On August - 28 evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial on August - 28.
1963 On August - 28 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 August - 28.
1964 Race riot in Philadelphia on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1968 John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies on August - 28.
1969 On August - 28 clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74
1971 On August - 28 25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire.
1971 Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies on this day in history.
1972 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 on August - 28.
1972 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29 on August - 28.
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 On this day in history in Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured
1974 On this day in history soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1978 On this day in history 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