August 28 in Pop Culture History

August 28th Facts, Fun Trivia and History

August 28th History Highlights

  • 1922 – The first radio ad took place on WEAF in NYC. It was a real estate commercial paid for by the Queensbosr Realty Corporation.
  • 1955 – 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and killed for a reputed flirtatious comment to a white girl, in Money, Mississippi.
  • 1963 – The March on Washington was attended by 250,000 people and where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • If you were born on August 28th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… December 5th (prior year)

August 28th is…

Bow Tie Day
Cherry Turnovers Day
Power Rangers Day
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Red Wine Day

August 28th Birthday Quotes

“Live simply, so that all may simply live.”
– Elizabeth Ann Seton

“I had a ninth-grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.”
– Scott Hamilton

“I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.”
– Florence Welch

“If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate… Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.”
– Elizabeth Ann Seton

“It’s tougher to look than to leap”
– Hugh Cornwell

“I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock.”
– Jack Black

“I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming, to remain sane.”
– Florence Welch

August 28th Birthdays

1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun, and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (died in 1821)
1899 – Charles Boyer, French-American actor (died in 1978)
1917 – Jack ‘King’ Kirby – comic book creator, illustrator, and writer (died in 1994)
1918 – L. B. Cole, American comic book illustrator, and publisher (died in 1995)
1921 – Nancy Kulp, American actress (died in 1991)
1924 – Peggy Ryan, American character actress (died in 2004)
1929 – Roxie Roker, American actress (died in 1995)
1930 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (died in 2012)
1943 – David Soul, American actor
1949 – Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter
1952 – Rita Dove, American poet
1956 – Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor
1957 – Daniel Stern, American actor
1958 – Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
1959 – Brian Thompson, American character actor
1961 – Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
1965 – Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
1969 – Jack Black, American comedic actor
1969 – Jason Priestley, Canadian actor
1973 – J. August Richards, American actor
1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter
1986 – Armie Hammer, American actor
1986 – Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter

August 28th History

1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay.

1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most of the British Empire.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.

1955 – Black 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi, for ‘flirting’ with a white woman, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

1961 – #1 Hit August 28, 1961 – September 3, 1961: Joe Dowell – Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech.

August 28, 1979 Birthday (fictional) Michael Peterson, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Cinematic Universe

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales got divorced.

August 29, 1997 (fiction) Skynet began the attack on mankind, The Terminator, Film

August 28, 2009 – Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie aired on The Disney Channel

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Pocahontas is the only Disney princess with a tattoo.

The Gerber Baby was drawn by Dorothy Hope Smith and was her four-month-old neighbor Ann Turner

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France and we just left it outside like old lawn furniture.

“Every time I put my line in the water I said a Hail Mary, and every time I said a Hail Mary I caught a fish.” – Fredo Corleone #moviequotes

The length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on.

This isn’t not a double negative.

“Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.” – Kevin McCallister in Home Alone  #moviequotes

My Brain- 5% Names, 3% Phone #’s, 2% stuff I should know for Work, 90% Song Lyrics.

If you lose one shoe, you’ve really lost two shoes.

Jodie Foster – Real Name: Ariane Munker

“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.” – Mike Ditka

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball

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