On August 28th:
1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born.
1828 Russioan author Leo Tolstoy was born.
Only color photograph of the novelist, shot at his Yasnaya Polyana estate in 1908 by Prokudin-Gorskii, a pioneer of color photography
1906: English poet John Betjeman was born.
Statue of John Betjeman at St Pancras station.
1924 NZ author Janet Frame was born.
1930: English actor Windsor Davies was born.
1965: Canadian singer Shania Twain was born.
1992: Canterbury was blanketed by snow after the biggest fall in 30 years.
SOurced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.