May 28, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, born in Pinehurst, Georgia (d. 1997)

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), born in Dalkey, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )

Deaths in History

  • Friedrich Karl von Hessen (b. 1868)