What happened on August 28? There are more than 276 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About August 28

August 28 In HistoryAugust 28 is the 241st day of the year 2020. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 35th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Clayton, Alabama 36016 sunrise occured at 06:15 AM and sunset occured at 07:09 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Peridot while the mystical birthstone is Diamond.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 168 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For August 28

  • 475
    The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1189
    Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1619
    Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1789
    William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
  • 1810
    Battle of Grand Port – the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
  • 1830
    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroading.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1849
    After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
  • 1859
    A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
  • 1867
    The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll.
  • 1879
    Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
  • 1898
    Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1916
    World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1917
    Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
  • 1924
    The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1931
    France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1943
    World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1953
    Nippon Television broadcasts Japan’s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1957
    U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
  • 1963
    Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.
  • 1963
    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1979
    An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
  • 1988
    Ramstein airshow disaster: three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. 75 are killed and 346 seriously injured.
  • 1990
    Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
  • 1991
    Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1991
    Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1996
    Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
  • 1998
    Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur'an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 2003
    An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt.

Who Were Born On August 28?

  • 1025
    Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1582
    Taichang Emperor, of the Ming Dynasty of China (d. 1620)
  • 1592
    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1628)
  • 1612
    Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1667
    Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
  • 1691
    Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
  • 1714
    Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
  • 1749
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
  • 1774
    Elizabeth Ann Seton, American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
  • 1789
    Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (d. 1860)
  • 1801
    Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician (d. 1877)
  • 1814
    Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1827
    Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1828
    Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (birthdate according to O.S.) (d. 1910)
  • 1840
    Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
  • 1853
    Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1859
    Vittorio Sella, Italian photographer (d. 1943)
  • 1867
    Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (d. 1948)
  • 1878
    George Whipple, American doctor and Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1884
    Peter Fraser, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
  • 1885
    Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • 1887
    István Kühár, Slovene (Prekmurian) writer and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1894
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1898
    Charlie Grimm, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1899
    Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (d. 1951)
  • 1899
    Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
  • 1903
    Bruno Bettelheim, American psychologist (d. 1990)
  • 1904
    Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    Cyril Walters, England cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1906
    John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
  • 1908
    Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1911
    Joseph Luns, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • 1913
    Boris Pahor, Slovenian writer
  • 1913
    Jack Dreyfus, American entrepreneur (d. 2009)
  • 1913
    Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (d. 1993)
  • 1913
    Richard Tucker, American tenor (d. 1975)
  • 1913
    Robert Irving, British conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1913
    Robertson Davies, Canadian writer (d. 1995)
  • 1913
    Terence Reese, British bridge player (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Max Robertson, British sports commentator (d. 2009)
  • 1915
    Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1916
    C. Wright Mills American sociologist (d. 1962)
  • 1916
    Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • 1916
    Jack Vance, American author
  • 1917
    Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (d. 1994)
  • 1919
    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1921
    Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1924
    Janet Frame, New Zealand author (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1925
    Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Donald O'Connor, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Ben Gazzara, American actor
  • 1930
    Windsor Davies, British actor
  • 1931
    John Shirley-Quirk, English bass-baritone
  • 1931
    Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario and director
  • 1932
    Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1935
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1938
    Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
  • 1938
    Paul Martin, Canadian politician
  • 1940
    Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1940
    Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1940
    Roger Pingeon, French cyclist
  • 1941
    Paul Plishka, American opera singer
  • 1941
    Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • 1942
    Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)
  • 1943
    David Soul, American actor
  • 1943
    Lou Piniella, American baseball manager
  • 1943
    Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1944
    Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1944
    Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1945
    Bob Segarini, American musician
  • 1945
    Robert Greenwald, American film director/producer
  • 1947
    Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress
  • 1948
    Danny Seraphine, American musician (Chicago)
  • 1948
    Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1948
    Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1949
    Hugh Cornwell, British musician (The Stranglers)
  • 1949
    Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
  • 1950
    Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951
    Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1951
    Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1952
    Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
  • 1952
    Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1952
    Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952
    Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1954
    George Church, American geneticist
  • 1956
    Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1956
    Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1957
    Daniel Stern, American actor
  • 1957
    Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia
  • 1957
    Rick Rossovich, American actor
  • 1958
    Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
  • 1958
    Whip Hubley, American actor
  • 1959
    Brian Thompson, American actor
  • 1960
    Dinah Cancer, American singer 45 Grave
  • 1960
    Emma Samms, English actress
  • 1961
    Cliff Benson, American football player
  • 1961
    Kim Appleby, English singer
  • 1962
    Craig Anton, American actor and Comedian
  • 1962
    David Fincher, American music video and film director
  • 1962
    Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1963
    Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1963
    Regina Jacobs, American athlete
  • 1965
    Amanda Tapping, Canadian actress, director and producer
  • 1965
    Satoshi Tajiri, founder of Game Freak
  • 1965
    Shania Twain, Canadian singer
  • 1966
    Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • 1968
    Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
  • 1969
    Jack Black, American actor
  • 1969
    Jason Priestley, Canadian-born actor
  • 1969
    Mary McCartney, English photographer
  • 1969
    Pierre Turgeon, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • 1970
    Sherrié Austin, Australian actress/singer
  • 1971
    Janet Evans, American swimmer
  • 1971
    Raul Marquez, Mexican-born American boxer
  • 1971
    Shane Andrews, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Todd Eldredge, American figure skater
  • 1972
    Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1973
    DJ Assault, American musician
  • 1973
    Kirby Morrow, Canadian voice actor
  • 1973
    Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • 1974
    Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1974
    Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • 1974
    Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1974
    Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
  • 1975
    Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • 1975
    Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975
    Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
  • 1976
    Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978
    Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • 1979
    Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979
    Markus Pröll, German footballer
  • 1979
    Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
  • 1979
    Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
  • 1980
    Carly Pope, Canadian actress
  • 1980
    Debra Lafave, American former teacher and convicted sex offender
  • 1981
    Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1981
    Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981
    Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1981
    Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
  • 1981
    Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982
    Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982
    Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1982
    LeAnn Rimes, American singer
  • 1982
    Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
  • 1983
    Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983
    Luke McAlister, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1984
    Sarah Roemer, American actress and model
  • 1986
    Florence Welch, British singer (Florence + the Machine)
  • 1986
    Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier
  • 1986
    Jeff Green, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Mohombi, Swedish-Colognese singer
  • 1989
    César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
  • 1989
    Cassadee Pope, American Pop Musician (Hey Monday)
  • 1989
    Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)
  • 1990
    Bojan Krkic, Spanish footballer
  • 1991
    Andrej Pejic, Australian model
  • 1991
    Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper
  • 1999
    Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty

Who Died On August 28?

  • 388
    Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper
  • 430
    Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
  • 1341
    King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)
  • 1481
    King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)
  • 1645
    Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)
  • 1654
    Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
  • 1678
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  • 1757
    David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
  • 1784
    Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (b. 1713)
  • 1785
    Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)
  • 1793
    Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (executed) (b. 1740)
  • 1805
    Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
  • 1818
    Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of Chicago
  • 1820
    Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
  • 1839
    William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
  • 1900
    Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (b. 1838)
  • 1903
    Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (b. 1822)
  • 1933
    Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • 1934
    Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David, Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer (b. 1858)
  • 1943
    Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
  • 1947
    Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
  • 1955
    Emmett Till, American civil rights movement icon (b. 1941)
  • 1959
    Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (b. 1890)
  • 1965
    Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1971
    Reuvein Margolies, Austrian-Hungarian-born Israeli author and Talmudic scholar (b. 1889)
  • 1972
    Prince William of Gloucester of the British Royal Family (b. 1941)
  • 1975
    Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 1976
    Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 1978
    Robert Shaw, English actor and writer (b. 1927)
  • 1981
    Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
  • 1982
    Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
  • 1985
    Ruth Gordon, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1987
    John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
  • 1988
    Jean Marchand, French Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1918)
  • 1990
    Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Alekos Sakellarios, Greek writer and film director (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • 1995
    Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • 1997
    Masaru Takumi, Japanese yakuza lord (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • 2006
    Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2007
    Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2007
    Hilly Kristal, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Paul B. MacCready, Jr., American aeronautical engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
  • 2009
    Wayne Tippit, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    William P. Foster, American band director and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)

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