On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1968

Historical Events

  • Northern Irish MP Gerry Fitt tables a House of Commons motion criticising the Royal Ulster Constabulary at Dungannon, "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
  • Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Democratic National Convention

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (Seed of Chucky), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings

  • 1 day marriage of TV character Murphy Brown

Famous Deaths

  • John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
  • Nick Castle, American choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at 58
1968 Highlights

About August 28, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo