Friday June 28, 1940

US date format: 6/28/1940, UK date format: 28/6/1940

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 28, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Muhammad Yunus and Louise Leak. The Sea Hawk, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 28, 1940?


  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
  • Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
  • National Handshake Day


  • Quiz Kids? premieres on radio.
  • Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
  • General Charles de Gaulle is officially recognized by Britain as the quotLeader of all Free Frenchmen, wherever they may be.quot
  • WWII: German forces land in Guernsey, marking the start of the 5-year Occupation of the Channel Islands.
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The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Country: United States of America

Winners of the West

Winners of the West

Directed by: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor

Starring: Dick Foran, Anne Nagel, Tom Fadden, James Craig

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Three Faces West

Three Faces West

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Starring: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Days to next June 28

If June 28, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 2 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 4 days.

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