On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Evans, American 400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 4 gold-88, 92, 96), born in Fullerton, California
  • Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper and murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies at 66