On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 2017

Historical Events

  • English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism
  • Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
  • Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail
  • Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video
  • North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), dies of bladder cancer at 79
2017 Highlights

About August 28, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo