August 28 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Power Rangers Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Bow Tie Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Cherry Turnovers Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Day of the Assumption of Mary Georgia Public Holiday
Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Orthodox) North Macedonia Optional Holiday

Historical Events on August 28

  • 475: Roman Emperor Julius Nepos flees the capital city of Ravenna.
  • 489: King of the Ostrogoths – Theodoric – defeat Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo.
  • 632: Daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad dies.
  • 1189: Crusaders begin the attack on Acre.
  • 1789: Enceladus – a moon of Saturn – is discovered by William Herschel.
  • 1810: A British Navy fleet surrenders to the French during the Battle of Grand Port.
  • 1833: The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire.
  • 1845: Scientific American Magazine’s first issue is published.
  • 1861: Union forces launch an attack against Cape Hatteras, North Carolina during the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries.
  • 1862: The Second Battle of Bull Run – also known as the Second Manassas – begins on this day.
  • 1914: During the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet.
  • 1914: German forces seize the Belgium city of Namur.
  • 1916: Germany declares war on Romania during World War I.
  • 1916: Italy declares war on Germany during World War I.
  • 1931: The Soviet Union and France sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1964: The Philadelphia Race Riots start.
  • 1968: During the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, rioters are cracked down upon by the police.
  • 1990: Iraq declares that country of Kuwait is its newest province.

Famous Birthdays on August 28

  • American singer-songwriter George Merrill is born in 1957.
  • American actor and director Daniel Stern is born in 1957.
  • American figure scater Scott Hamilton is born in 1958.
  • American actor, director and screenwriter Brian Thompson is born in 1959.
  • American actress Jennifer Coolidge is born in 1961.
  • Romanian folk singer and songwriter Maria Gheorghiu is born in 1963.
  • Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain is born in 1965.
  • American comedian and actor Jack Black is born in 1969.
  • Canadian actor and director Jason Priestley is born in 1969.
  • Canadian-American NHL player Pierre Turgeon is born in 1969.

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