On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1940

Historical Events

  • Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
  • 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)
1940 Highlights

About September 28, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra