August 28th: What is special about this date?

August 28th marks the 240th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 241st in case of leap years). There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 28th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 28th and what happened on August 28th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 28th.


August 28th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 28th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Jack Black
    Jack Black (1969)

    Jack black is a comedic actor known for his roles in movies such as school of rock, nacho libre, and the kung fu panda series.

  • Shania Twain
    Shania Twain (1965)

    Shania twain is a canadian country singer known for her hit songs such as 'man! i feel like a woman!' and 'you're still the one'.

  • Sheryl Sandberg
    Sheryl Sandberg (1969)

    Sheryl sandberg is an american technology executive, author, and billionaire philanthropist known for her role as the chief operating...

  • Kay Parker
    Kay Parker (1944)

    British-american actress.

  • David Fincher
    David Fincher (1962)

    American music video and film director.

  • Jason Priestley
    Jason Priestley (1969)

    Vancouver, british columbia -- actor (brandon-beverly hills 90210).

  • Amanda Tapping
    Amanda Tapping (1965)

    Canadian actress, producer and director.

  • David Soul
    David Soul (1943)

    American actor, and a star of the tv series starsky and hutch.

  • Luis Guzmán
    Luis Guzmán (1956)

    Puerto rican-american producer and actor.

  • Emma Samms
    Emma Samms (1960)

    English actress.

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August 28th: who died on this date?

On August 28th the following celebrities died:

  • John Huston
    John Huston (1987)

    American screenwriter, actor, and director of film.

  • Robert Shaw
    Robert Shaw (1978)

    American conductor and longtime musical director of atlanta symphony.

  • Chadwick Boseman
    Chadwick Boseman (2020)

    American actor and playwright (b. 1976).

  • Ruth Gordon
    Ruth Gordon (1985)

    American actress, born in 1915.

  • Hazel Dawn
    Hazel Dawn (1988)

    Us singer/actress (under clover margie) dies at 98.

  • Lovel ace (1997)

    Pioneering astronomer who discovered the first pulsar.

  • Rafel Lemkin (1959)

    Legal scholar and journalist who coined the term 'genocide'.

  • Anaissa Jones (1976)

    Anaissa Jones was a child actress best known for her role in the TV series 'Family Affair'.

  • Rally Jones (2007)

    Civil rights activist known for her work in voter registration and education.

  • Havah Armstrong (2008)

    Renowned for her work in studying planetary atmospheres.

  • See all famous people who died on August 28th


August 28th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 28th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Virgo according to the Western Zodiac.

Virgo zodiac sign

August 28th: what is special about the Virgo sign?

The Virgo sign encompasses people born between August 23rd and September 22nd.

You can discover Virgo's personality traits and attitude and Virgo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Virgo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 28th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 28th in history:

  • Aug 28, 1907: United Parcel Service (UPS) is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • Aug 28, 1919: General John Smuts becomes Premier of South Africa
  • Aug 28, 1933: US President Franklin Roosevelt issues Executive Order 6260, allowing exemptions to the gold ownership ban for up to $100, and for gold coins of recognized collector value.
  • Aug 28, 1957: US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
  • Aug 28, 1977: Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 28, 1983: Mame closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Aug 28, 1987: Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
  • Aug 28, 1990: Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • Aug 28, 1994: 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • Aug 28, 2000: On August 28, religious and spiritual leaders from the various faith traditions of the world gathered in New York to discuss ways to build a partnership with the United Nations. Religious Summit UN Millennium Peace Summit
  • Aug 28, 2006: Greyhound Lines' bus carrying 52 passengers from New York City to Montreal collided at mile 115 of Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown, killing five people.
  • Aug 28, 2008: September 7, 2007 - Hurricane Hanna causes seven deaths in the United States and 529 in Haiti. This is mainly due to deluges or mudslides.

What day of the year is August 28th?

August 28th marks the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 241st in case of leap years).

There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 28th is the 28th day of the month of August.


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