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

Pierre Turgeon

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

Sheryl Sandberg

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

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? 52 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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