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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  • 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 civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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