|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)|
|August Bank Holiday||Saint Helena||Public Holiday|
|Day of the Assumption of Mary||Georgia||Public Holiday|
|Late Summer Bank Holiday||Gibraltar||Public Holiday|
|Summer Bank Holiday (except Alderney)||Guernsey||Common Local Holiday|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Multiple [Show]||Multiple Types|
|Summer Bank Holiday||United Kingdom (ENG, NIR, WAL)||Multiple Types|
|Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Orthodox)||North Macedonia||Optional Holiday|
|Father's Day||South Sudan||Observance|
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.