On This Day

What Happened on November 28, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
  • 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
  • Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
  • In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
  • US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hurtgen

Famous Birthdays

  • Rita Mae Brown, American poet, novelist (Rubyfruit Jungle), screenwriter (Long Hot Summer), and mystery writer (Mrs. Murphy), born in Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves, American pop singer ("Take A Letter Maria"), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2012)
  • Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer, born in West Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
  • Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
  • Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
1944 Highlights

About November 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

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