August 28, 1941:
World War II: Iranian forces surrender to the British and Indians at Kermanshah. Reza Shah Pahlavi is forced to abdicate in favor of his son. A new government under Mohammad Ali Khan Forughi takes power.
Because of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Stalin dissolves the Autonomous Republic of the Volga Germans and sends all ethnic Germans east. Harry Schnittke, father of Alfred Schnittke (6) proves that he is a Jew and this allows his family to remain in Engels (Boronsk).
Finnish forces capture Viipuri (Vyborg), 120 km northwest of Leningrad.
German troops take Tallinn.
Soviet soldiers destroy the Zaporozhe dam on the Dnieper.