On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
  • 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth, 53-38; Cardinal forward Howie Dallmar is named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala), born in Colby, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Adriaan van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27), dies at 67
  • Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31