Historical Events In August - 28
Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 August - 28 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 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81 on August - 28.
1961 On this day in history thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
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 this day in history.
1962 On this day in history 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 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 August - 28.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens on August - 28.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial on this day in history.
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 On this day in history beatlemania is in full swing as The Beatles grace the cover of LIFE magazine.
1964 Race riot in Philadelphia on August - 28.
1964 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62 on August - 28.
1967 On August - 28 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 On this day in history police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
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 this day in history.
1971 On this day in history 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 On this day in history william HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history 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 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth on August - 28.
1978 On August - 28 donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78 on August - 28.
1979 On August - 28 simonow, writer, dies