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August 28th

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

On this page, we have placed information about August 28th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 28th

1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (painter, novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, scientist, philosopher, minister of state)

1906 Sir John Betjeman (poet)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1916 Jack Vance (author)

1917 Jack Kirby (comic book artist, writer, editor)

1930 Windsor Davies (actor)

1938 Paul Martin (Canadian Prime Minister 2003-2006)

1943 David Soul (actor, singer)

1949 Hugh Cornwell (singer, guitarist - The Stranglers)

1951 Wayne Osmond (singer - The Osmonds)

1961 Kim Appleby (singer - Mel and Kim)

1965 Amanda Tapping (actress - Stargate )

1965 Shania Twain (singer)

1969 Jack Black (actor, comedian)

1969 Jason Priestly (actor, director)

Jason Priestly

August 28th in History

1789 Sir William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn, Enceladus.


1845 First edition of Scientific American published.

1867 United States takes poession of the Midway Atoll.

1898 Caleb Bradham invents a new soft drink, subsequently to be called Pepsi-Cola.

1910 Montenegro proclaimed an independent kingdom.

1953 Nippon Televison broadcasts Japan's first television show.

1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1996 Divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is finalized.

Lady Diana

August 28th is also

Liberation Day (Hong Kong)

Feast of Saint Augustine (Catholicism)

Saint Augustine


People born on August 28th are Virgo


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