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Friday August 28, 2020

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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

August 2020

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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)

  • 475
    The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1810
    Battle of Grand Port – the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1849
    After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
  • 1898
    Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1979
    An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1025
    Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
  • 1885
    Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • 1919
    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1945
    Bob Segarini, American musician
  • 1961
    Kim Appleby, English singer
  • 1963
    Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1971
    Janet Evans, American swimmer
  • 1981
    Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1986
    Florence Welch, British singer (Florence + the Machine)

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