On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq
  • 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons

Famous Deaths

  • Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79