On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • 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
1971 Highlights

About August 28, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo