On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
  • Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Shaniqua [Linda Miles], American wrestling valet, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), dies at 78