August 28 Events in History - August 28 Birthdays - August 28 Deaths
2015 Greek judge Vassiliki Thanou is sworn in as the nation's interim prime minister after last week's resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras; new elections for the position will be held in September
2014 A U.S. lawsuit against IBM and Ford Motor Company, seeking damages for the companies' transactions with the former apartheid government, has been dismissed; the transactions were conducted by foreign units and are not under jurisdiction of U.S. law
2014 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announces second-quarter earnings of over $1.1 billion , more than twice the combined income of U.S e-commerce giants Amazon and Ebay; Alibaba will issue its U.S. IPO in mid-September
2013 San Francisco's Bay Bridge closes it's eastern span forever as a new, replacement plan is scheduled for installation
2013 Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Special Envoy to Syria, says international law states that any action in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons must be decided by the UN Security Council
2012 At the National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the U.S. Republican Party nominates Mitt Romney as its candidate in the 2012 presidential election
2012 Typhoon Bolaven hits South Korea. leaving at least four Chinese fishermen dead and another twelve missing
2011 Tony Tan Keng Yam wins Singapore's presidential election, becoming President-elect
2011 Musician Katy Perry wins the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Video for the Year award for her song 'Firework'
2010 A crowd of 500,000 people attend a 'Restoring Honor' rally hosted by Glenn Beck at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
2010 Microsoft cofounder, Paul Allen's company Interval Licensing LLC, files a patent infringement suit against Google, Apple, eBay, Facebook and others
1997 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
1997 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
1996 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex
1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
1995 Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 and 157
1994 1st Japanese gay pride parade
1994 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause
1994 94th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1993 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1993 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
1993 Long Beach, California beats Panama for little league world championship
1993 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
1992 Test Cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
1991 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 home runs, consecutively
1990 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 Frank Viola and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0
1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 88th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
1986 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 U.S. Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
1983 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1982 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 1208 performances
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
1981 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1979 IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 New York Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 N.Y. Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1976 N.Y. Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1973 "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 India and Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem National Conven
1967 Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 U.S. weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, D.C.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana, state record
1962 Dr. Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run home run is disallowed as ump called time
1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1957 Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill
1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1953 "Me and Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 358 performances
1952 German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 Pirates snap New York Giants 16 game win streak
1950 Earle and Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York
1944 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered and Toulon cleared
1944 U.S. air raid on Ambon
1943 Denmark, declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
1943 Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso
1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
1942 Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
1942 Transport nr 25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
1941 Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
1940 French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support General De Gaulle
1939 "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
1939 Netherland mobilizes
1939 Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
1938 Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
1938 Northwestern U awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
1938 On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader
1929 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1925 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
1922 1st Walker Cup: U.S. beats England 8-4
1922 Albert von Tilzer and Neville Fleesons musical premieres in New York City
1922 WEAF in New York City airs 1st radio commercia, Queensboro Realty, $100 for 10 minutes
1921 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels and Paris)
1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1919 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
1917 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
1916 Germany declares war on Romania
1916 Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1914 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 Battle at Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1100 killed
1914 John French evacuate Amiens
1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1911 45.7 cm rainfall at St. George, Georgia (state record)
1908 14th U.S. Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1884 1st known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota
1884 Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
1883 Slavery banned throughout British Empire
1879 Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz
1867 U.S. occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
1862 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA
1862 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
1861 Battle of Fort Hatteras NC
1850 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar Germany
1849 Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1840 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1837 Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
1830 1st locomotive in U.S., "Tom Thumb," runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill
1789 Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
1655 New Amsterdam and Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
1637 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1619 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
1609 Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay
1565 Oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine Fla, established
1521 Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
476 German ruler Odoacer captures Pavia
476 West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted