Historical Events In August - 28
Friday, 14 August 2020
1957 On this day in history sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98) on August - 28.
1958 On August - 28 nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer, dies at 67
1959 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1960 On August - 28 white Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
1960 On August - 28 anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
1961 On this day in history thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
1962 On this day in history dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" on this day in history.
1962 On August - 28 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1963 On August - 28 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 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 on this day in history.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens on August - 28.
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial on this day in history.
1963 On August - 28 over 200,000 people march through Washington in a civil rights demonstration led by Rv. Martin Luther King
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 Charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies on this day in history.
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 August - 28 john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
1969 Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1971 25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire on August - 28.
1971 Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 28 william HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527 on this day in history.
1973 An earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people on August - 28.
1973 On August - 28 in Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured
1974 On August - 28 soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1978 On August - 28 donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78 on August - 28.
1979 On August - 28 simonow, writer, dies