On this day

American singer-songwriter, Cassadee Pope celebrates her birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 28 August?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

American singer-songwriter, Cassadee Pope celebrates her birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2003 | In “one of the most complex and mysterious crimes in the annals of the FBI”, Brian Wells died after being involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.

1844 |  The Town Victoria West was founded under the name Victoria, named after Queen Victoria.

1998 | Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur’an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill failed in the Senate.

1998 | Second Congo War: Loyalist soldiers backed by Angola and Zimbabwe forces repel RCD and Rwandan attacks on Kinshasa.

1993 | The Galileo spacecraft discovered a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.

1990 | Iraq declared Kuwait to be its newest province.

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1979 | Australian netball player, Kristen Hughes.

1948 | New Zealand cricketer and educator, Murray Parker.

1941 | English drummer, John Stanley Marshall.

1961 | American actress, Jennifer Coolidge.

1989 | American singer-songwriter, Cassadee Pope.


2008 | American race car driver, Phil Hill, 81.

2014 | English bass guitarist, Glenn Cornick, 67.

2006 | Estonian shot putter and discus thrower, Heino Lipp, 84.

2015 | Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator, Mark Krasniqi, 95.

2005 | French actor, Jacques Dufilho, 91.


2011 | On this day, Manchester United embarrassed  Arsenal by thumping them 8 goals in a Premier League match at Old Trafford, however, the match ended 8-2.


2009 | On this day on the Disney Channel premiered “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” 


The world’s smallest fox with large ears measuring up to 6 inches (15.24cm) is found in Algeria. The fennec fox is a national animal.