What Happened on May 28, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Shabazz, educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
  • Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)
  • Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Karl von Hessen (b. 1868)
  • Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
  • Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65
  • Walter Connolly, actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53