On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1944

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

Historic Event

Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested

  • 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

Manuel L. Quezon

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

1944 Highlights

About August 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo