28 August It Happened Today
1749 Birth of German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
1828 Birth of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.
1899 Birth of French actor Charles Boyer.
1925 Birth of American actor Donald O’Connor.
1944 Birth of American actor and singer, David Soul.
1963 Martin Luther King gives his “I have a dream” speech in Washington.
1981 English runner Sebastian Coe breaks the world mile record at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels.
1988 Three Italian Air Force aerobatic team jets collide at Ramstein in Germany, killing 33 people.