What Happened on March 28, 1944

Historical Events

  • 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth, 42-40; Utes' first title; small forward Arnie Ferrin is named tournament MOP
  • Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle and begins writing "Pippi Longstocking"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)

Rick BarryRick Barry (78 years old)

Basketball Forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey


Famous Deaths

  • Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by Nazis
  • Stephen Leacock, Canadian economist and humorist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75
1944 Highlights

About March 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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