What Happened on July 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • General Bradley flies to England
  • Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho/Shokaku sinks in Marianas
  • NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe
  • Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Eichmann

Famous Birthdays

  • Commander Cody, singer/pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87
  • Will Marion Cook, composer, dies at 75