On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Black, American actor (High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda), comedian and singer (Tenacious D), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jason Priestley, Canadian-American actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mary McCartney, English photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul and Linda McCartney, born in London

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon

Person of interestSheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), dies at 74
1969 Highlights

About August 28, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo