August 28 is the 240th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 241st in leap years), so another 125 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 3.1 Before the 20th century
- 3.2 20th century
- 3.3 21st century
Politics and World Affairs
- 0476: Odoacer, the Germanic officer in Roman service, defeated and killed the Roman army master Orestes; few days later, he reported at his son Romulus from the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, which ends this realm.
- 0489: The Ostrogoths under Theodoric the Great defeated Odoacer's troops in the Battle of the Isonzo.
- 0876: After the death of Louis the German govern his three sons, the eastern kingdom in their part of the rich: Carloman of Bavaria, Ludwig III. the Younger in Franconia, Saxony and Thuringia as well as Charles III. the thickness in Alemannia ( Swabia).
- 1189: During the Third Crusade, the siege of Acre begins by a Crusader army under Guy of Lusignan.
- 1481: After the death of his father Alfonso V John II ascended the Portuguese throne.
Science and Technology
Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.
Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.
Before the 19th century
Before the 20th century
K'inich Janaab ' Pakal I. († 683 )
Alfonso V of Portugal († 1481 )
Hugo Grotius († 1645)
- 0388: Magnus Maximus, Emperor of the Roman Empire in the West
- 0407: Moses the Ethiopian, North African hermit, priest and martyr
- 0430: Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church
- 0476: Flavius Orestes, Roman general, father of the last Western Roman Emperor
- 0683: K'inich Janaab ' Pakal I, the most important ruler of the Mayan city of Palenque
- 0770: Koken, 46th and 48th Tenno of Japan
- 0876: Louis the German, King of Franconia
- 0995: Henry II, Duke of Bavaria, called " the Brawler "
- 1065: Frederick II, Duke of Lower Lorraine
- 1478: Donato Acciaiuoli, Italian scholar
- 1481: Alfonso V, King of Portugal from the House of Avis
- 1580: Anton Brus of Müglitz, Bishop of Vienna and Archbishop of Prague
- 1593: Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg
- 1612: John Smyth, a British priest, Baptist
- 1629: Christoph Crinesius, German orientalist, linguist and philologist
- 1638: Matsukura Katsuie, Japanese province of Prince of Shimabara
- 1645: Hugo Grotius, Dutch - German natural law philosopher
Adam Philippe de Custine († 1793)
- 2001: Remy A. Presas, Filipino martial arts trainer
- 2003: Peter Hacks, German playwright and writer
- 2004: Sigi Feigel, Swiss lawyer
- 2005: Hans Clarin, German actor
- 2005: Christoph Lindert, German actor
- 2005: Heinz Werner Hübner, German journalist
- 2006: Ed Benedict, American animator
- 2007: Anacleto Angelini, Italian - Chilean entrepreneurs ( billionaire )
- 2007: Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer
- 2008: Phil Hill, American racing driver, Formula 1 World Champion
- 2009: Günter Kiessling, German General
- 2009: Adam Goldstein, American musician, disc jockey and music producer
- 2012: Alfred Schmidt, German philosopher
- 2012: Eva Figes, British writer, social critic and activist against the traditional realist literature
Holidays and observances
- Religious observances St. Augustine of Hippo, Numidian church father and philosopher, bishop and patron saint (Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox )
- St. Moses the Ethiopian, North African hermit, priest and martyr ( Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant: ELCA )
- St. Hermes, Roman Martyrs ( Catholic)
- St. Julian of Brioude, Roman Martyrs ( Catholic)
- National holidays North Korea: Day of Youth
- Name Days Adelinde, Alina, Augustin, Elmar
More entries contains the list of commemorative and Action days.
- Day in August