On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1944

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. 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

1944 Highlights

About August 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo