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Historical Events In August - 28

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

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

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 August - 28.  

1981  Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) 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.  

1982  G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies on August - 28.  

1983  Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on August - 28.  

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 August - 28.  

1985  Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88 on this day in history.  

1986  US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying on August - 28.  

1987  John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81 on August - 28.  

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 August - 28.  

1990  On this day in history iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province  

1990  On this day in history kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein  

1990  Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies on this day in history.  

1991  5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident on this day in history.  

1991  Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher on August - 28.  

1991  Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 28.  

1995  On August - 28 agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85  

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

1996  Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

2006  On this day in history 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  Abdullah Gül is elected as the eleventh President of Turkey by the Turkish Parliament, after secularist concerns delayed his initial candidacy on this day in history.  

2012  On August - 28 mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 28 birth of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)  

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 August - 28.  

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

1612  On August - 28 birth of marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)  

1667  On August - 28 birth of louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)  

1673  Conrad Michael Schneider, composer was born on August - 28.  

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  On this day in history death of frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65)  

1341  On this day in history death of king Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)  

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

1484  On this day in history death of diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered  

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

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