August 28, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
  • 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Birthdays in History

  • Theaster Gates, American installation artist, born in Chicago, Illinois