On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

Allied generals Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey and Omar Bradley discuss a future breakthrough in the European theatre during World War II

  • British 8th Army occupies Florence
  • Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio

Famous Birthdays

  • David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver, born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
1944 Highlights

About August 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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