On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1941

Historical Events

  • Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California

Famous Deaths

  • Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59


1941 Highlights

About March 28, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries