What Happened on August 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway" premieres in NYC
  • Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
  • US 12nd Army Corps occupies Sens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
  • Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas
  • Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales