Historical Events In August - 28
Monday, 25 September 2023
1981 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
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 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on August - 28.
1985 Launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history 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 On this day in history john Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1990 On August - 28 kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein
1990 On August - 28 willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
1991 On August - 28 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident
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 this day in history.
1993 On this day in history renÃ© Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
1994 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 August - 28.
2005 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history 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