August 28 in History
1918August 28, 1918:
American baseball star, Tris Speaker is suspended for a season after he was found guilty of assaulting Tom Connolly, an umpire.
1963August 28, 1963:
Human right activist, Martin Luther King makes the popular "I Have A Dream" speech as he addresses a number of protesters at Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial.
1994August 28, 1994:
Tiger Woods wins the 94th edition of the US Golf Amateur Championship.
1998August 28, 1998:
American drama movie “54”, based on New York’s popular discotheque ‘Studio 54’, begins showing in cinemas across the country. It was written by Mark Christopher and stars Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe.
2001August 28, 2001:
American singer and rapper, Mary J. Blige unveils her 5th studio album under the title “No More Drama”. The album would debut at #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
2005August 28, 2005:
American singer and actor, Art Garfunkel is arrested for possessing marijuana. This is the second time that he has been arrested the same offense.
2009August 28, 2009: Popular English rock collective, Oasis announces their breakup. The original lineup of the group includes Paul McGuigan, Paul Arthurs, and the Gallagher brothers (Noel and Liam).
2011August 28, 2011:
Social media platform, Twitter goes wild as singer Beyoncé announces that she’s pregnant at the popular MTV Video Music Awards.
2016August 28, 2016:
American songstress, Beyoncé is awarded the “Video of the Year” at MTV’s Video Music Awards. The video for her song titled "Formation" earned her the accolade.
2020August 28, 2020:
Katy Perry, one of America’s favorite singers, issues her 6th studio album titled “Smile”. The project includes hit singles like "Never Really Over" and "Not the End of the World".