What Happened on August 25, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
  • General De Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
  • US 12nd Army Corps reaches Troyes

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Heald, New Rochelle NY, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs)
  • Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
  • Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)

Famous Deaths

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