August 28 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: The 17th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival kicked off.
- 2015: The 2-day 2015 Restoring Unity Rally began.
- 2012: Municipal elections were held.
- 2012: The Jefferson County Commission voted to discontinue inpatient care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.
- 1986: Anderson Place Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1971: Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black admitted himself to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland due to poor health.
- 1938: Aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan made a public appearance in Birmingham shortly after his "unintended" trans-Atlantic flight.
- 1923: In a public referendum, Birmingham voted to outlaw private "jitney" services.
- 1916: The Colonial Theater opened with performances by the "White Rats" Vaudeville troupe.
- 1909: Construction of the Edgewood Electric Railway began.
- 1981: Assistant Attorney General and horror author Brett Talley was born in Walker County.
- 1963: Reverend Al Sutton was born.
- 1959: Artist Don Stewart was born.
- 1955: Educator Donna Mitchell was born.
- 1928: Alabama Crimson Tide football star Ed Salem was born in Tucson, Arizona.
- 1919: Birmingham Vulcans head coach Marvin Bass was born in Norfolk, Virginia.
- 1871: Banker and Jefferson County Commission president Bob Wharton was born in Lebanon, Tennessee.
- 2008: Jack Bulow, director of the Birmingham Public Library, died.
- 1993: World War II fighter pilot Elliott Dent died.
- 1986: DJ Duke Rumore died.
- 1943: 28 miners were killed in the 1943 Sayreton No. 2 Mine explosion.
- 1905: U.S. Commissioner and newspaper publisher H. A. Wilson died of a stroke in Lomax.
- 1902: Bessemer police officer John Flowers was killed in the line of duty.
- 2008: Samford defeated Division II West Georgia 21-19 at Seibert Stadium.
- 1990: Hall of Fame hitter Frank Thomas knocked his first Major League home run in Minneapolis.
- 1953: The Southside Ball Association Little League team from Avondale Park defeated New York 1-0 to claim the 1953 Little League World Series.