On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion
  • Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex

Famous Deaths

  • Al Zarilla, American MLB outfielder (All Star 1948), dies of cancer at 77
  • Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
  • Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89