All About August 28th – Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About August 28th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

Hello, good morning and good afternoon! This page will bring you the history behind today’s holidays. Then we will move onto the day’s horoscope traits. We will bring you all the celebrity birthdays we can find. Then we will end at the history of the day.

August 28th Holidays

Every day had something to celebrate, remember or honor. Look through today’s holidays, observances and awareness’s to see if there is something that grabs your attention.

  • Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
    Creators Thomas and Ruth Roy wanted you to be a free thinker today and rebel by eating crackers over your keyboard right at work.
  • Dream Day Quest and Jubilee
    On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would come to be known as his “I Have A Dream” speech. Today we remember his speech and the meaning behind it. 
  • International Read Comics in Public Day
    On August 28th pull out your Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Batman or whatever comic you like and read it in public to inspire others to read comics too!  The Daily Cross Hatch creators, Brian Heater and Sarah Morean began International Read Comics in Public Day in 2010. They picked August 28th to celebrate American comic book artist and writer, Jack Kirby’s birthday. He helped to co-create the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man.

  • National Bow Tie Day
    August 28th encourages you to dig out your old bow tie and put it on for the day! Whether black, plaid, old or new just set your own style today.
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
    Today, August 28th encourages you to celebrate this truly silly holiday. You know when you are bored or your computer is loading slow and you jut take your mouse and move it around your screen? Well for someone reason, we are celebrating that.
  • Radio Commercial Day
    On August 28th we remember the first radio commercial ever broadcast.It was broadcast on a New York station called WEAF. This took place on August 28th, 1922 and was for an American estate agent, Queensboro Realty.
  • National Cherry Turnovers Day
    August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day. To celebrate, here is a recipe for you to try out!
  • National Power Rangers Day
    Go Go Power Rangers, it’s “It’s Morphin Time!” Hasbro established National Power Rangers Day on August 28, 2018, to help celebrate the Power Rangers 25th anniversary!  So today we celebrate the original cast with attitude and diversity and celebrate all thing Power Ranger! Learn more at National Power Rangers Day.

  • Red Wine Day
    Today, August 28th we celebrate Red Wine. So cheers, let’s toast to red wine with a glass or two, or a bottle. Happy Red Wine Day!

  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
    Today on August 28th we remember all our little furry family that we have lost along the way that are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. ♥

August 28th Zodiac Sign is a Virgo

Dates: August 23 – September 22 
Symbol: Maiden Virgin
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable
Color: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow
Day: Wednesday
Ruler: Mercury
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 15, 23, 32
Personality Traits:  Very hard working and very loyal. Perfectionist to a fault, can be critical of others.
Famous Virgos:  Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Cameron Diaz, Mother Theresa, Stephen King, Warren Buffet, John McCain, Leo Tolstoy, Van Morrison. Chandra Wilson, Aaron Paul.

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August 28th Trivia

Here is a list of today’s trivia, facts, history, celebrity birthdays and other random stuff. We bring you the good and the bad, the awesome and the creepy, the cool and the crazy, the nostalgic and the new. You get it, now read on.

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson, 17th century sea explorer, discovers Delaware Bay.ShaniaTwain1
  • 1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1913 – Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1916 – World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1955 – Teen African-American, Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, starting the nascent civil rights movement.
  • 1963 – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
  • 1964 – The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1966 – Shania Twain, Canadian country singer was born in Windsor, Canada.
  • 1969 – Jack Black, comedian, actor and singer was born in  Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1969 – Jason Priestley, actor known for his role in Beverly Hill 90210 was born in , Vancouver, Canada
  • 1982 – LeAnn Rimes, country singer was born in Jackson, MS.
  • 1990 – An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people. Chadwick Boseman by Gage Skidmore July 2017 (cropped)
  • 1993 – The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
  • 2020 – U.S. Marshals say they found 39 missing children in Georgia during two-week operation. [CBS News]
  • 2020 – Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star, Dies at 43.  [Variety]
  • 2021 – Trending on Twitter is #JoJoSiwa as she makes history having the first female to female partner on Dancing with the Stars.

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Thank you to our sources for info and graphics: Checkiday, Wiki and Pixabay.

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