On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1943

Historical Events

Historic Event

Benito Mussolini transferred from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers

Famous Birthdays

  • David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Hayes, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Surayud Chulanont, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand (2006-08), born in Prachinburi, Thailand

Famous Deaths

  • Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies at 49
1943 Highlights

About August 28, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo