On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1628

Famous Deaths


MurderGeorge Villiers

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, assassinated by army officer John Felton at 35

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers

1628 Highlights

About August 23, 1628

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 392 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo