On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

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.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Waters, American chef
  • Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
  • Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)