On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan

American Football Player and Broadcaster Tom Harmon
American Football Player and Broadcaster
Tom Harmon
  • Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
  • Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German

Famous Birthdays

  • Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • Marcel Puget, French rugby union halfback and captain (17 Tests; CA Brive, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rodez Aveyron), born in Limoux, France (d. 2021)
1940 Highlights

About September 28, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra