Historical Events In August - 28
Friday, 07 August 2020
1981 On this day in history john Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity on this day in history.
1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men on August - 28.
1981 On August - 28 sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken)
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 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on August - 28.
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 this day in history.
1985 Launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite on August - 28.
1985 On August - 28 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 August - 28.
1987 John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany on August - 28.
1988 On this day in history hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
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 On this day in history willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
1991 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident on this day in history.
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 National Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history renĂ© 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 On August - 28 agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85
1996 On August - 28 britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage.
1996 Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50 on this day in history.
2005 On August - 28 terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack.
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 this day in history.
2012 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate on August - 28.
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 this day in history.
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