Today in History for 28th August 2018

Historical Events

1864 – First Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations
1956 – England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1964 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1986 – Tina Turner’s star unveiled in Hollywood
1987 – 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy

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Famous Birthdays

1913 – Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
1913 – Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat and capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
1947 – Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
1971 – Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
1988 – Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
1991 – Kyle Massey, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1951 – Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), dies from an adverse reaction to prescription drugs at 32
1961 – Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
1988 – Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
2007 – Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
2008 – Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
2016 – Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, dies at 66

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