What Happened on August 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes in Brussels' Great Market
  • Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • Markus Pröll, German footballer, born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • Robert Hoyzer, German football referee, born in Berlin
  • Ruth Riley, American basketball player, born in Ransom, Kansas
  • Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Simonow, writer, dies