What Happened on August 28, 1940

Historical Events

  • French colonies Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle

Famous Birthdays

  • (Bhekizizwe) Joseph Shabalala, South African singer, songwriter, founder and musical director of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, born in Ladysmith, South Africa (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Ken Jenkins, American actor (Scrubs - Dr. Bob Kelso), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), born in Hauteville-Lompnes, France (d. 2017)
  • William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen (R) Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About August 28, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo