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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068) was born on August - 28.  

1476  Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On August - 28 birth of george Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)  

1612  On this day in history birth of marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)  

1667  Louise of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721) was born on August - 28.  

1673  Conrad Michael Schneider, composer was born on this day in history.  

1691  Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750) was born on August - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0388  On August - 28 death of magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed  

0430  On August - 28 aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75  

0876  On this day in history louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies  

1065  On August - 28 death of frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65)  

1341  Death of King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309) on August - 28.  

1481  On this day in history afonso V, King of Portugal, dies  

1484  On this day in history death of diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered  

1539  Death of Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75 on August - 28.  

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