On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1939

Historical Events

  • Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers
  • Philip Barry's comic play "Philadelphia Story" about a socialite's impending wedding premieres at the Shubert Theater in NYC; star Katherine Hepburn also led the 1940 film version
  • Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
1939 Highlights

About March 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries