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