On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 77 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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