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Sunday August 28, 2022

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2022 is the 240th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1867
    The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll.
  • 1898
    Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1957
    U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1990
    Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1025
    Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (d. 2003)
  • 1932
    Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1940
    Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1941
    Paul Plishka, American opera singer
  • 1943
    David Soul, American actor
  • 1958
    Whip Hubley, American actor
  • 1973
    Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • 1979
    Ruth Riley, American basketball player

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