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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)  

1476  On August - 28 birth of motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)  

1582  On this day in history birth of taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)  

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

1612  Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721) was born on this day in history.  

1673  On August - 28 birth of conrad Michael Schneider, composer  

1691  On August - 28 birth of elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0388  On this day in history death of magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed  

0430  Aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75 on August - 28.  

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

1065  Death of Frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65) on this day in history.  

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

1481  On August - 28 afonso V, King of Portugal, dies  

1484  On August - 28 death of diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered  

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

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