What Happened on August 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gen Bernard Montgomery ("Monty") becomes commander of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Netherland mobilizes
  • Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassie Mackin, newswoman (NBC TV)
  • Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • Edward Patten, US soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)