On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famed "I Have a Dream" speech to 250,000 people as part of the March on Washington.
Soccer player Pelé leads the New York Cosmos to the North American Soccer League championship.
After four years of separation, Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce.
Menachem Begin, the Israeli prime minister who made peace with Egypt and fought to establish Zionist leadership, officially announces his resignation.
At the Democratic National Convention, incumbent Bill Clinton accepts his second presidential nomination.
Born on This Day
Born: August 28, 1969
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
Film Actress, Television Actress, Singer / 1982 -Country singer LeAnn Rimes's album Light Up My Life became the first to debut at number one on the pop, country and contemporary Christian Billboard charts.
1982 | 30 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1965 | 47 years old
Born: August 28, 2003
Age: 9 years old
Birthplace: Houma, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1969 | 43 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1986 | 26 years old
Died on This Day
Died: August 28, 1987
Age: 81 years old
Place: Middletown, Rhode Island , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Director
1955 | 14 years old
1784 | 70 years old
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