On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
  • Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker (Grameen - microlending), economist (Nobel Peace Prize 2006), born in Chittagong, British India

  • Roderick Wright, Scottish Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (1990-96), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, dies at 44
1940 Highlights

About June 28, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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