Historical Events In August - 28
Thursday, 24 September 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 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men on this day in history.
1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.
1981 On August - 28 sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1982 On August - 28 g W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
1983 On August - 28 israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour on this day in history.
1983 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite
1985 On this day in history ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying on this day in history.
1987 On August - 28 john Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany on August - 28.
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 Kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein on this day in history.
1990 Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies on August - 28.
1991 On this day in history 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident
1991 On this day in history red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
1991 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history national Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean
1993 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1994 David Wright, poet, dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85 on August - 28.
1996 Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage on August - 28.
1996 On this day in history lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
2005 On August - 28 terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack.
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 On this day in history mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate
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