On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1944

Historical Events

  • Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
  • US air raid on Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, born in Utah (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Thälmann, German communist presidential candidate, dies at 58
1944 Highlights

About August 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 3 months
Leap Year: Yes

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