On This Day

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
  • 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, American politician (Republican VP candidate 1936), newspaper editor and Secretary of the Navy during World War II, dies at 70
1944 Highlights

About April 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

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