What Happened on August 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st African-American congressman from New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • General Montgomery takes command of 12th & 21st army
  • Polish resistance fighters of the Home Army launch the Warsaw Uprising, the largest military effort undertaken by a resistance movement in occupied Europe
  • US 90th division occupies St Hilaire-du-Harcourt
  • US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir

Famous Birthdays

  • Elske ter Veld, Dutch politician (State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Yury Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2), born in Koltubanka, Russia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestManuel L. Quezon

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon