The D-Day Invasion

Historical Events


AgreementAgreement of Interest

1943-12-01 FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1943-12-23 Gen Bernard Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1944-01-31 Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
  • 1944-04-28 Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, Devon.

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1944-05-15 Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill & George VI discuss D-Day plan

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1944-05-17 General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th
  • 1944-06-04 1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day
  • 1944-06-05 1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion

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1944-06-05 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
  • 1944-06-06 82nd Airborne division WWII D-day-landing at Ste Mere Eglise
  • 1944-06-06 Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
  • 1944-06-06 Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887-11-17 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, born in London (d. 1976)

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1926-04-22 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • 1944-07-11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-04-09 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)

Famous Deaths

  • 1944-06-06 Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day landing WWII

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1976-03-24 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1992-06-25 James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • 1992-09-23 James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100