1944 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 739


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 2 Judendurchgangslager Vught disbands
  • Jun 3 Generals Giraud & de Gaulle reach agreement on constitution
  • Jun 3 Nazis pull out of Rome
  • Jun 4 1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day
  • Jun 4 U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jun 4 French general De Gaulle arrives in London
  • Jun 5 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
  • Jun 5 1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion
  • Jun 5 Allies march into Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Jun 5 General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6
  • Jun 6 82nd Airborne division WWII D-day-landing at Ste Mere Eglise
  • Jun 6 Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII
  • Jun 6 Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad
  • Jun 6 Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor
  • Jun 6 German submarines U-955, U-970, U-629 and U-373 sink in Bay of Biscay
  • Jun 6 Alaska Airlines commences operations.
  • Jun 7 Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 7 Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jun 8 1st SS-Panzer Korps counter attacks at Normandy
  • Jun 8 Allies occupy Port-en-Bessin Normandy
  • Jun 8 Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
  • Jun 8 General Montgomery lands in Normandy, sets up HQ in Chateau de Creully
  • Jun 9 Soviet offensive in Carelia, Finland
  • Jun 10 Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France
  • Jun 10 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
  • Jun 11 15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas
  • Jun 11 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC
  • Jun 11 KP gang surprise attack on Dome Arnhem jail
  • Jun 12 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
  • Jun 12 British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville
  • Jun 12 Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully
  • Jun 12 US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
  • Jun 13 German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
  • Jun 13 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks
  • Jun 14 1st B-29 raid against mainland Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 15 US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
  • Jun 16 Iceland adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 King George VI visits General Montgomery's HQ in Normandy

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Jun 16 US bombs Kyushu Japan
  • Jun 17 -19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba
  • Jun 17 Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons
  • Jun 17 Iceland declares independence from Denmark
  • Jun 17 Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London
  • Jun 18 Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris
  • Jun 18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • Jun 19 French troops free Elba
  • Jun 19 Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
  • Jun 19 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • Jun 19 World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet
  • Jun 20 Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jun 20 Heavy storm hits the Channel
  • Jun 20 Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
  • Jun 20 Soviet forces conquer Wiborg
  • Jun 20 US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
  • Jun 21 Very heavy bombing on Berlin
  • Jun 22 US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea
  • Jun 22 British 14th Army frees Imphal Assam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
  • Jun 22 Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre
  • Jun 23 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
  • Jun 23 Soviet offensive in central front sector

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • Jun 25 British assault at Caen, Normandy
  • Jun 26 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
  • Jun 27 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
  • Jun 29 German counter attack at Caen
  • Jun 29 Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead
  • Jun 29 Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden
  • Jun 29 Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk
  • Jun 29 US 7th army corps conquers Cherbourg
  • Jun 30 Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
  • Jun 30 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
  • Jun 30 Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
  • Jun 30 World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
  • Jul 1 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • Jul 1 Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
  • Jul 1 Graf (Count) Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel
  • Jul 1 General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy
  • Jul 1 US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
  • Jul 1 Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"
  • Jul 2 Field Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
  • Jul 3 US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
  • Jul 4 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Jul 4 1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima

  • Jul 4 Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
  • Jul 4 Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
  • Jul 5 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
  • Jul 6 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 US General Patton lands in France

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Jul 6 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • Jul 7 RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France
  • Jul 7 Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
  • Jul 8 British troops march into Caen, Normandy
  • Jul 8 Japanese kamikaze attacks on US lines at Saipan

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 310

  • Aug 9 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
  • Aug 11 David Pearl, British judge
  • Aug 15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • Aug 16 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
  • Aug 17 Lawrence Joseph Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, Billionaire
  • Aug 19 Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education
  • Aug 19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • Aug 19 Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer
  • Aug 19 Charles Wang, Chinese-born philanthropist
  • Aug 20 Rajiv Gandhi, PM of India (1984-89)
  • Aug 21 Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas
  • Aug 22 Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Aug 23 Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92) 1dt woman and Hispanic holder, born in Farjardo, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 24 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)
  • Aug 25 Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
  • Aug 26 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • Aug 27 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • Sep 2 Claude Nicollier, Swiss astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75), born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • Sep 3 Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 4 Christopher Needler, English sand industrialist (TCG Materials)
  • Sep 5 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Sep 6 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 M N Aubrey Mokoape, S Afr's VP (Azanian People Org)
  • Sep 7 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina
  • Sep 11 Freddy Thielemans, mayor of Brussels
  • Sep 12 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • Sep 15 Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician
  • Sep 17 Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)
  • Sep 18 Charles Lacy Veach, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 19 Anders Björck, Swedish politician
  • Sep 19 Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman
  • Sep 21 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • Sep 21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • Sep 22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 23 Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • Sep 25 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • Sep 27 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)
  • Oct 2 Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)
  • Oct 2 Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)
  • Oct 3 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • Oct 3 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
  • Oct 3 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • Oct 5 Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 6 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • Oct 7 Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong
  • Oct 8 Bruce A Morrison, (Rep-D-CT, 1983- )
  • Oct 10 Christopher N Dlamini, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 10 Renier S Schoeman, South African MP (NP)/journalist
  • Oct 15 Mac Collins, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Oct 15 Sali Berisha, President of Albania
  • Oct 15 Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • Oct 18 Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)
  • Oct 21 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator
  • Oct 25 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • Oct 26 Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Oct 28 Anton Schlecker, German billionaire
  • Oct 29 Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer
  • Oct 29 Otto Wiesheu, German minister
  • Oct 30 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
  • Nov 1 Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia
  • Nov 2 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 9 Bill Hendon, (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87)
  • Nov 10 Silvestre Reyes, American politician
  • Nov 12 Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)
  • Nov 13 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • Nov 14 Aditya Biria, industrialist
  • Nov 16 Hugo Dittberner, writer
  • Nov 16 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
  • Nov 17 Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach
  • Nov 17 Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect
  • Nov 21 Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer
  • Nov 21 Richard J Durbin, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Nov 22 Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
  • Nov 23 Jose Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
  • Nov 24 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • Nov 24 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
  • Nov 24 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • Nov 24 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • Nov 27 Martin Corbett, gay activist
  • Nov 27 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
  • Nov 28 Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer
  • Dec 1 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • Dec 1 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • Dec 1 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 2 Roger Omond, journalist
  • Dec 2 Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Botho Strauß, German author
  • Dec 2 Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • Dec 7 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • Dec 9 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • Dec 9 Bob O'Connor, American politician
  • Dec 12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • Dec 17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • Dec 19 Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist and politician, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dec 19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants

Weddings in History


Deaths in History