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Historical Events In August - 28

Sunday, 26 September 2021

1957  Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill on this day in history.  

1958  Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98) on this day in history.  

1958  Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67 on August - 28.  

1959  On this day in history bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68  

1960  On this day in history white Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time  

1960  On this day in history anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81  

1961  On this day in history thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies  

1962  On this day in history dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid  

1962  On August - 28 tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"  

1962  55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record) on August - 28.  

1963  On August - 28 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC  

1963  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 on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens  

1963  On August - 28 martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial  

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 this day in history.  

1964  Race riot in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62  

1967  On this day in history charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies  

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  Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74 on August - 28.  

1971  25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire on this day in history.  

1971  On August - 28 nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies  

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  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  An earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people on this day in history.  

1973  In Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured on August - 28.  

1974  Soyuz 15 returns to Earth on August - 28.  

1978  Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph on this day in history.  

1978  Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78 on August - 28.  

1979  On this day in history simonow, writer, dies  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  On August - 28 birth of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)  

1476  Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school) was born on August - 28.  

1582  Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620) was born on August - 28.  

1592  George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28) was born on this day in history.  

1612  Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653) was born on August - 28.  

1667  On this day in history birth of louise of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)  

1673  Conrad Michael Schneider, composer was born on August - 28.  

1691  Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0388  Death of Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed on August - 28.  

0430  Aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

0876  Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies on August - 28.  

1065  On this day in history death of frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65)  

1341  Death of King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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