What Happened on August 28, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Philadelphia
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee MacLeod Janzen, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1993 US Open)

Famous Deaths

  • Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Lumsden Hare, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89