August 17, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy
  • Canadian 2nd division conquers Falaise, Normandy
  • German field marshal Walter Model replaces Günther von Kluge in Normandy
  • Soviet troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
  • US 12 Army Corps occupies Orleans
  • US 320th regiment infantry occupies Châteaudun
  • Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game

Birthdays in History

  • Lawrence Joseph Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, Billionaire