What Happened on August 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to assassinate President Reagan

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
  • Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)

Famous Birthdays

  • Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)