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Historical Events In August - 28

Saturday, 08 May 2021

1981  John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on August - 28.  

1981  On this day in history john Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour  

1983  Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on August - 28.  

1985  On this day in history launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite  

1985  On August - 28 ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88  

1986  On August - 28 uS Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying  

1987  On this day in history 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  On August - 28 iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province  

1990  Kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein on August - 28.  

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  On this day in history christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies  

1992  On August - 28 national Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean  

1993  On August - 28 rené Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80  

1994  On August - 28 david Wright, poet, dies at 74  

1995  Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US on August - 28.  

1995  Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1996  Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage on this day in history.  

1996  On this day in history lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50  

2005  Terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack on this day in history.  

2006  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 on August - 28.  

2007  Abdullah Gül is elected as the eleventh President of Turkey by the Turkish Parliament, after secularist concerns delayed his initial candidacy on August - 28.  

2012  Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate on this day in history.  

2013  On August - 28 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  

2017  Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068) was born on August - 28.  

1476  Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620) was born on this day in history.  

1592  George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28) was born on this day in history.  

1612  Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653) was born on August - 28.  

1667  On this day in history birth of louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)  

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

1691  Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750) was born on August - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0388  On August - 28 death of magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed  

0430  On August - 28 aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75  

0876  On August - 28 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 August - 28.  

1481  Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies on this day in history.  

1484  Death of Diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered on August - 28.  

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

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