Historical Events In August - 28
Thursday, 21 February 2019
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 On this day in history national Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on August - 28.
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 this day in history.
1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on this day in history.
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour on August - 28.
1983 On this day in history jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
1985 On August - 28 launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite
1985 Ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88 on August - 28.
1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying on this day in history.
1987 John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1988 On August - 28 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 On this day in history hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
1990 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1991 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident on August - 28.
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 August - 28.
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 this day in history rené Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
1994 On this day in history david Wright, poet, dies at 74
1995 On August - 28 chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US.
1995 Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1996 On August - 28 britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage.
1996 On this day in history lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
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 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 August - 28.
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