Historical Events In August - 28
Thursday, 21 February 2019
1957 Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill on this day in history.
1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98) on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
1959 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68 on August - 28.
1960 On August - 28 white Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
1960 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81 on August - 28.
1961 Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies on August - 28.
1962 Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid on August - 28.
1962 On August - 28 tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1962 On this day in history 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC on this day in history.
1963 On August - 28 civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr delivers his I Have a Dream speech before an audience of 250,000 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens on this day in history.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial on August - 28.
1963 Over 200,000 people march through Washington in a civil rights demonstration led by Rv. Martin Luther King on August - 28.
1964 Beatlemania is in full swing as The Beatles grace the cover of LIFE magazine on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history race riot in Philadelphia
1964 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62 on August - 28.
1967 On this day in history charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies
1968 On August - 28 anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president.
1968 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
1969 Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74 on August - 28.
1971 On August - 28 25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire.
1971 On August - 28 nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies
1972 Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany on August - 28.
1972 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29 on this day in history.
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527 on this day in history.
1973 On August - 28 an earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people.
1973 In Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured on this day in history.
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph on August - 28.
1978 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78 on August - 28.
1979 Simonow, writer, dies on August - 28.