What Happened on August 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
  • Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
  • German counter attack at Avranches fails
  • IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
  • July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
  • US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest, Brittany

Famous Birthdays

  • David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • John Glover, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)