On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1963

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


USAMarch on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil and economic rights in Washington, D.C.
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Civil rights leaders link arms in front of marchers on Constitution Avenue
Civil rights leaders link arms in front of marchers on Constitution Avenue
  • Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech addressing a civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker

Famous Birthdays

  • Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas