August 28 Holidays, Events & Observances

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August 28 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are August 28 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; August 28 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on August 28.

August 28 holidays and observances
August 28 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in August, international holidays in August 28, national days in August 28. Some major August 28 national day and International holidays list in August calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore August 28 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of August 28 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on August 28, notable events, national days in August 28, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on August 28 globally.

Month of August

August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

Holidays in August

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word august refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

August kicks off with Caribbean celebrations in honor of Emancipation Day, which memorializes abolition within the British Empire, a process that began with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Many Caribbean countries honor emancipation on either August 1 or the first Monday in August.

In August, you can choose to celebrate a favorite fruit (Watermelon Day is Aug. 3), a beverage (International Beer Day is Aug. 6), or oysters (they have their own commemorative day on Aug. 5).

August is also special month for Leos (those born between July 23 and August 22) and Virgos (those born between August 23 and September 22).

August 28 holidays and observances
August 28 Holidays and Observances

August 28 Holidays, National Day

August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 125 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 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.
  • 632 – Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
  • 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.
  • 1524 – The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
  • 1542 – Turkish–Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.

1601-1900

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1619 – Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1640 – Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1648 – The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.
  • 1709 – Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1789 – William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
  • 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 U.S. railroads.
  • 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 – The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
  • 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’s beverage “Brad’s Drink” is renamed “Pepsi-Cola”.

1901-present

  • 1901 – Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is 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: 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.
  • 1921 – The Red Army dissolved the Free Territory, after driving the Black Army out of Ukraine.
  • 1924 – The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1943 – Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.
  • 1944 – World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.
  • 1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on the Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
  • 1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
  • 1964 – The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1968 – Police and protesters clash during 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity.
  • 1988 – Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
  • 1990 – Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
  • 1990 – An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
  • 1993 – NASA’s Galileo probe performs a flyby of the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discover a moon, the first known asteroid moon, in pictures from the flyby and name it Dactyl.
  • 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.
  • 1998 – Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
  • 2003 – In “one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI”, Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.
  • 2016 – The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1023 – Go-Reizei, emperor of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1366 – Jean Le Maingre, marshal of France (d. 1421)
  • 1476 – Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (d. 1559)
  • 1481 – Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)
  • 1582 – Taichang, emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1591 – John Christian of Brieg, duke of Brzeg (d. 1639)
  • 1592 – George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician (d. 1628)

1601-1900

  • 1612 – Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1667 – Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
  • 1691 – Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1750)
  • 1714 – Anthony Ulrich, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
  • 1728 – John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
  • 1739 – Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
  • 1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
  • 1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
  • 1801 – Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
  • 1814 – Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)
  • 1816 – Charles Sladen, English-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • 1822 – Graham Berry, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
  • 1827 – Catherine Mikhailovna, Russian grand duchess (d. 1894)
  • 1833 – Edward Burne-Jones, English artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement (d. 1898)
  • 1837 – Francis von Hohenstein, duke of Teck (d. 1900)
  • 1840 – Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
  • 1853 – Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
  • 1859 – Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
  • 1859 – Vittorio Sella, Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)
  • 1867 – Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)
  • 1878 – George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1884 – Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
  • 1885 – Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
  • 1887 – August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1887 – István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1888 – Evadne Price, Australian actress, astrologer, and author (d. 1985)
  • 1891 – Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1894 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
  • 1899 – Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1899 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 1981)
  • 1899 – Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1899 – James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)

1901-present

  • 1903 – Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
  • 1904 – Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)
  • 1904 – Leho Laurine, Estonian chess player (d. 1998)
  • 1905 – Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1906 – John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)
  • 1908 – Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)
  • 1913 – Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)
  • 1913 – Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
  • 1913 – Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1915 – Max Robertson, Bengal-born English sportscaster and author (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)
  • 1916 – C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
  • 1916 – Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1918 – L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
  • 1921 – Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
  • 1921 – Lidia Gueiler Tejada, the first female President of Bolivia (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Donald O’Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Philip Purser, English author and critic
  • 1928 – F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1929 – Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1930 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Windsor Davies, British actor (d. 2019)
  • 1931 – Tito Capobianco, Argentinian director and producer (d. 2018)
  • 1931 – Cristina Deutekom, Dutch soprano and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – John Shirley-Quirk, English actor, singer, and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Roger Williams, English hepatologist and academic (d. 2020)
  • 1932 – Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
  • 1932 – Yakir Aharonov, Israeli academic and educator
  • 1933 – Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1936 – Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1936 – Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist
  • 1938 – Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic
  • 1938 – Paul Martin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1938 – Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – John Kingman, English mathematician and academic
  • 1940 – William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1940 – Roger Pingeon, French cyclist (d. 2017)
  • 1941 – Michael Craig-Martin, Irish painter and illustrator
  • 1941 – Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach
  • 1941 – John Stanley Marshall, English drummer
  • 1941 – Paul Plishka, American opera singer
  • 1942 – Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic
  • 1942 – Jorge Urosa, Venezuelan cardinal
  • 1943 – Surayud Chulanont, Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand
  • 1943 – Robert Greenwald, American director and producer
  • 1943 – Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1943 – Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – David Soul, American actor and singer
  • 1943 – Jihad Al-Atrash, Lebanese actor and voice actor
  • 1944 – Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1945 – Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Emlyn Hughes, English footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1947 – Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1948 – Vonda N. McIntyre, American author (d. 2019)
  • 1948 – Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer and educator
  • 1948 – Heather Reisman, Canadian publisher and businesswoman
  • 1948 – Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer
  • 1948 – Elizabeth Wilmshurst, English academic and jurist
  • 1949 – Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
  • 1950 – Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Tony Husband, English cartoonist
  • 1951 – Colin McAdam, Scottish footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1951 – Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1952 – Jacques Chagnon, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1952 – Rita Dove, American poet and essayist
  • 1952 – Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • 1953 – Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer
  • 1953 – Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian conductor and journalist
  • 1954 – Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist
  • 1954 – George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
  • 1954 – John Dorahy, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1954 – Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic
  • 1956 – Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer
  • 1956 – Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter
  • 1957 – Greg Clark, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
  • 1957 – Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia
  • 1957 – Daniel Stern, American actor and director
  • 1957 – Ai Weiwei, Chinese sculptor and activist
  • 1958 – Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
  • 1959 – Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Kim Appleby, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1961 – Cliff Benson, American football player
  • 1961 – Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1961 – Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director
  • 1961 – Ian Pont, English cricketer and coach
  • 1962 – Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1962 – Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1962 – David Fincher, American director and producer
  • 1963 – Regina Jacobs, American runner
  • 1963 – Maria Gheorghiu, Romanian folk singer-songwriter
  • 1964 – Lee Janzen, American golfer
  • 1964 – Kaj Leo Johannesen, Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • 1965 – Dan Crowley, Australian rugby player
  • 1965 – Sonia Kruger, Australian television host and actress
  • 1965 – Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game developer; created Pokémon
  • 1965 – Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1966 – Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • 1967 – Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer
  • 1968 – Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer
  • 1969 – Jack Black, American actor and comedian
  • 1969 – Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive
  • 1969 – Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist
  • 1969 – Jason Priestley, Canadian actor, director, and producer
  • 1969 – Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Melina Aslanidou, German-Greek singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Shane Andrews, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach
  • 1971 – Janet Evans, American swimmer
  • 1971 – Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1972 – Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – J. August Richards, American actor
  • 1974 – Johan Andersson, Swedish game designer and programmer
  • 1974 – Takahito Eguchi, Japanese pianist and composer
  • 1974 – Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975 – Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality
  • 1975 – Royce Willis, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1976 – Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 – Karine Turcotte, Canadian weightlifter
  • 1979 – Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Robert Hoyzer, German footballer and referee
  • 1979 – Kristen Hughes, Australian netball player
  • 1979 – Markus Pröll, German footballer
  • 1979 – Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Debra Lafave, sex offender and former American teacher
  • 1980 – Jaakko Ojaniemi, Finnish decathlete
  • 1980 – Carly Pope, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1980 – Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician
  • 1981 – Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
  • 1981 – Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician
  • 1981 – Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 – Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1981 – Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer
  • 1981 – Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1982 – Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 – Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer
  • 1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983 – Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983 – Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete
  • 1985 – Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier
  • 1986 – Jeff Green, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Armie Hammer, American actor
  • 1986 – Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1986 – Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1986 – Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and hostage
  • 1986 – Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
  • 1988 – Rosie MacLennan, Canadian trampoline gymnast
  • 1989 – César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
  • 1989 – Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver
  • 1989 – Jo Kwon, South Korean singer and dancer
  • 1990 – Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 – Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer
  • 1991 – Andreja Pejić, Bosnian model
  • 1992 – Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast
  • 1992 – Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player
  • 1992 – Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model
  • 1993 – Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
  • 1994 – Manon Arcangioli, French tennis player
  • 2003 – Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 388 – Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 335)
  • 430 – Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian, and saint (b. 354)
  • 476 – Orestes, Roman general and politician
  • 632 – Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)
  • 683 – Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I, ajaw of the city-state of Palenque (b. 615)
  • 770 – Kōken, emperor of Japan (b. 718)
  • 876 – Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)
  • 919 – He Gui, Chinese general (b. 858)
  • 1055 – Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1016)
  • 1149 – Mu’in ad-Din Unur, Turkish ruler and regent
  • 1231 – Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
  • 1341 – Levon IV, king of Armenia (b. 1309)
  • 1406 – John de Sutton V, Baron Sutton of Dudley (b. 1380)
  • 1481 – Afonso V, king of Portugal (b. 1432)
  • 1540 – Federico II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua (b. 1500)

1601-1900

  • 1609 – Francis Vere, English governor and general
  • 1645 – Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
  • 1646 – Johannes Banfi Hunyades, English-Hungarian alchemist, chemist and metallurgist. (b. 1576)
  • 1648 – George Lisle, English general (b. 1610)
  • 1648 – Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)
  • 1654 – Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
  • 1665 – Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (b. 1638)
  • 1678 – John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1602)
  • 1735 – Edwin Stead, English landowner and cricketer (b. 1701)
  • 1757 – David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
  • 1784 – Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (b. 1713)
  • 1793 – Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (b. 1740)
  • 1805 – Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
  • 1818 – Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
  • 1820 – Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)
  • 1839 – William Smith, English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)
  • 1888 – Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)
  • 1891 – Robert Caldwell, English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)
  • 1900 – Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)
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1901-present

  • 1903 – Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
  • 1919 – Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
  • 1934 – Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
  • 1937 – George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)
  • 1943 – Georg Hellat, Estonian architect (b. 1870)
  • 1943 – Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
  • 1955 – Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)
  • 1959 – Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1965 – Giulio Racah, Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1968 – Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (b. 1887)
  • 1971 – Reuvein Margolies, Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)
  • 1972 – Prince William of Gloucester (b. 1941)
  • 1975 – Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 1976 – Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 1978 – Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
  • 1978 – Robert Shaw, English actor (b. 1927)
  • 1981 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1899)
  • 1982 – Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
  • 1984 – Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
  • 1985 – Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1986 – Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)
  • 1987 – John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1988 – Jean Marchand, Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1918)
  • 1988 – Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 1989 – John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
  • 1990 – Willy Vandersteen, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 1991 – Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1995 – Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
  • 1995 – Michael Ende, German scientist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – Esther Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2005 – George Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – Benoît Sauvageau, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)
  • 2006 – Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2007 – Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)
  • 2009 – Richard Egan, US Ambassador, Owner of Dell EMC, Engineer (b. 1963)
  • 2010 – William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Bernie Gallacher, English footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2012 – Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Saul Merin, Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Ramón Sota, Spanish golfer (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
  • 2013 – Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
  • 2016 – Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)
  • 2016 – Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2017 – Mireille Darc, French actress and model (b. 1938)
  • 2020 – Chadwick Boseman, American actor (b. 1976)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alexander of Constantinople
    • Augustine of Hippo
    • Edmund Arrowsmith
    • Hermes
    • Moses the Black
    • August 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • National Grandparents Day (Mexico)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

August 28 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of August (August 28 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic August 28 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

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