Historical Events In August - 28
Friday, 03 July 2020
1981 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.
1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity on August - 28.
1981 On this day in history national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1981 On August - 28 sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken)
1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken) on August - 28.
1982 On August - 28 g W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on this day in history.
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour on August - 28.
1983 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1985 Launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite on this day in history.
1985 Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88 on August - 28.
1986 On August - 28 uS Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1987 On August - 28 john Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
1988 On this day in history 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98 on this day in history.
1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province on August - 28.
1990 On August - 28 kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein
1990 On this day in history willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
1991 On August - 28 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident
1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
1992 National Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean on August - 28.
1993 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80 on August - 28.
1994 David Wright, poet, dies at 74 on August - 28.
1995 Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US on this day in history.
1995 On August - 28 agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85
1996 On August - 28 britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage.
1996 Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50 on this day in history.
2005 Terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack on August - 28.
2006 On August - 28 a Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown killing 5 people including the driver and several are seriously injured.
2007 On August - 28 abdullah Gül is elected as the eleventh President of Turkey by the Turkish Parliament, after secularist concerns delayed his initial candidacy.
2012 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate on August - 28.
2013 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons on August - 28.
2017 On August - 28 kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail