August 28: Day of the Week
August 28, 2020 was the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 475The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
- 1189Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
- 1521The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
- 1609Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
- 1862American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
- 1916World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
- 1937Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- 1990Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
- 1990The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
- 2003An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1814Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
- 1898Charlie Grimm, American baseball player (d. 1983)
- 1932Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1936Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
- 1943David Soul, American actor
- 1951Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
- 1960Emma Samms, English actress
- 1962David Fincher, American music video and film director
- 1973DJ Assault, American musician
- 1981Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
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