What Happened on April 28, 1944

Historical Events

  • Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, Devon.

Meeting of Interest

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Polish-American priest Stanislaus Orlemanski in Moscow to discuss religion and the future of post-war Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Waters, American chef (Chez Panisse, farm-to-table movement), born in Chatham Borough, New Jersey
  • Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
  • Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • Martyn Ford, English horn player, orchestral arranger, and conductor for rock and pop music, born in Rugby, England
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Knox, American politician (Republican VP candidate 1936), newspaper editor and Secretary of the Navy during World War II, dies at 70

About April 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus