What Happened on August 25, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • US Army XII Corps reaches Troyes, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California

Famous Deaths

  • Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
  • Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies