What Happened in 1944 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 815

  • Jul 23 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • Jul 23 Soviet Army marches into Lublin Poland
  • Jul 23 US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II
  • Jul 23 US troops occupy Pisa Italy
  • Jul 24 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • Jul 24 Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • Jul 24 US troops land on Tinian
  • Jul 25 -26] Japanese banzai-attack on Guam
  • Jul 25 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
  • Jul 25 Operation Cobra: US forces begin major offensive in Normandy with air bombardment
  • Jul 25 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed
  • Jul 26 Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam
  • Jul 26 Russian troops arrive in Weichsel
  • Jul 26 US offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St Gilles
  • Jul 26 The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
  • Jul 27 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
  • Jul 27 Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
  • Jul 27 US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy

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Jul 28 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 28 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
  • Jul 29 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
  • Jul 29 Frank McCormick (Reds) HR off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
  • Jul 29 US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
  • Jul 30 Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy
  • Jul 30 US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy
  • Jul 31 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
  • Jul 31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Jul 31 US troops occupy Sansapor, New-Guinea
  • Aug 1 Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East

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Aug 1 Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Aug 1 General Montgomery takes command of 12th & 21st army
  • Aug 1 US 90th division occupies St Hilaire-du-Harcourt
  • Aug 1 US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir
  • Aug 1 Uprising in Warsaw by the Polish resistance Home Army begins
  • Aug 2 Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
  • Aug 2 Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
  • Aug 2 Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany
  • Aug 3 Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies
  • Aug 3 General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter
  • Aug 3 Allied troops under Lt-Gen Joseph Stilwell take Myitkyina, Burma
  • Aug 3 Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • Aug 4 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
  • Aug 4 British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy
  • Aug 5 US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne
  • Aug 5 US troops occupy Vannes, Brittany
  • Aug 6 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
  • Aug 6 Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
  • Aug 6 Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
  • Aug 6 US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes
  • Aug 7 Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
  • Aug 7 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
  • Aug 7 German counter attack at Avranches fails
  • Aug 7 July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
  • Aug 7 US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest, Brittany
  • Aug 7 IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
  • Aug 8 Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
  • Aug 8 US 15th Army corps occupies Le Mans
  • Aug 9 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw" executed at Camp Vught
  • Aug 9 Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
  • Aug 9 US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans
  • Aug 10 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • Aug 10 Race riots in Athens, Alabama
  • Aug 10 Battle for Guam ends, US troops recapture Guam from the Japanese
  • Aug 10 US/French offensive at Alencon

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Aug 11 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Aug 11 French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées
  • Aug 11 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz
  • Aug 11 US air raid on Palembang
  • Aug 12 Churchill & Tito meet in Naples
  • Aug 12 Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating
  • Aug 12 Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
  • Aug 13 British 8th Army occupies Florence
  • Aug 13 Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss a future breakthrough
  • Aug 13 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
  • Aug 14 British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
  • Aug 14 Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
  • Aug 14 Russian offensive at Weichsel
  • Aug 15 Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
  • Aug 15 German field marshal Günther von Kluge vanishes for one day; he killed himself on the 19th in the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 15 Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • Aug 15 Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
  • Aug 15 US 12 Army corps enters Le Mans through Orleans
  • Aug 15 US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
  • Aug 16 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy
  • Aug 16 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
  • Aug 16 US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux
  • Aug 16 First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
  • Aug 17 4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy
  • Aug 17 Canadian 2nd division conquerors Falaise, Normandy
  • Aug 17 German field marshal Walter Model replaces Günther von Kluge in Normandy
  • Aug 17 Russian troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
  • Aug 17 US 12 Army Corps occupies Orleans
  • Aug 17 US 320th regiment infantry occupies Châteaudun
  • Aug 17 Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game

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Aug 18 Chartres freed by US 3rd Army forces during WWII led by General George S. Patton

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Aug 18 Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • Aug 18 US 15th Army Corps reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris
  • Aug 19 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
  • Aug 19 Gen Bradley visits Montgomery
  • Aug 19 Last Japanese troops driven out of India

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 837

  • Jun 5 Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 5 Tommie Smith, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jan 5]
  • Jun 5 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer
  • Jun 6 Edgar Froese, German musician (Tangerine Dream), born in Vienna Austria
  • Jun 6 Peter Albin, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 6 David Penhaligon, British politician
  • Jun 6 Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 7 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 7 Clarence White, guitarist (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Jun 8 Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 8 Don Grady, [Agrati], actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 8 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec City
  • Jun 9 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler Penn
  • Jun 9 Brigid Bazlen, Wisc, actress (Pam-Too Young to go Steady)
  • Jun 10 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • Jun 11 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • Jun 11 Barry Stevens, British/Neth, choreographer (Personals, Young Again)
  • Jun 11 James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
  • Jun 12 Linda Foster, Lancaster England, actress (Doris-Hank)
  • Jun 12 Maurice Jackson, US singer (Independents-Leaving You)
  • Jun 13 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)
  • Jun 13 Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-), born in Injō, Japanese Korea
  • Jun 14 Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • Jun 14 Joe Grifasi, American actor
  • Jun 15 Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
  • Jun 15 Robert Keppel, American criminologist
  • Jun 16 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist
  • Jun 16 Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
  • Jun 17 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
  • Jun 17 Chris Spedding, rocker
  • Jun 17 Chucho Castillo, Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico, bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • Jun 18 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • Jun 18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • Jun 19 Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • Jun 20 Dave Nelson, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Terry Funk, Hammond Ind, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley)
  • Jun 20 David Roper, English actor
  • Jun 21 Corinna Tsopel, Athens, actress (Man Called Horse)/Miss Universe (64)
  • Jun 21 Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • Jun 21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer, born in London
  • Jun 21 Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
  • Jun 21 Ray Davies, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austria, actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • Jun 22 Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Jun 22 Peter Asher, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • Jun 22 Steve Weber, guitarist, (Rounders-Holy "Boobs" Modal)
  • Jun 23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • Jun 24 Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)
  • Jun 25 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
  • Jun 26 Ruth Kempson, linguist (SOAS)
  • Jun 27 Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows)
  • Jun 27 Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Sercu, Belgium, 1K time trial (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jun 29 Collin Peterson, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Jun 29 Gary Busey, Goose Creek Tx, actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born)
  • Jun 29 Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Jun 30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 30 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
  • Jun 30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • Jul 3 Paul Young, actor (Another Time Another Place)
  • Jul 4 Ray Meagher, Australian actor
  • Jul 6 Byron Berline, American fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Jul 6 Gunhild Hoffmeister, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Oly-silver-72)
  • Jul 7 Tony Jacklin, Scunthorpe England, PGA golfer (1970 US Open)
  • Jul 7 Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 8 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, US rock drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • Jul 8 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 9 Glen [Charles] Cook, US, sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End)
  • Jul 10 Beaky, rocker (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
  • Jul 11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 11 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 11 Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jul 12 Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )
  • Jul 12 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • Jul 13 Ernő Rubik, Budapest, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube)
  • Jul 14 Billy McCool, American baseball player
  • Jul 15 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 15 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • Jul 17 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
  • Jul 17 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Jul 18 Jonelle Allen, actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Commander Cody, singer/pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
  • Jul 20 Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
  • Jul 20 Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jul 21 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)
  • Jul 21 Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
  • Jul 21 Tony Scott, director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 21 John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 22 Estelle Bennett, vocalist (Ronettes - Be My Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 22 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jul 22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • Jul 22 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • Jul 22 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 23 Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)

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