What Happened on August 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy
  • Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
  • First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
  • US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
  • Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)

Famous Deaths

  • Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28