What Happened on August 15, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed

Event of Interest

German field marshal Günther von Kluge vanishes for one day; he killed himself on the 19th in the aftermath of the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler

  • Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
  • US 12 Army corps enters Le Mans through Orleans
  • US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Knight, American R&B singer-songwriter ("I've Been Lonely For So Long"), and record producer, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • Pamela Polland, American singer-songwriter (Hawaiianized Pop Classics), born in California
  • Sylvie Vartan, Armenian-Bulgarian-French pop-yé-yé singer ("Twiste et Chante"), and actress, born in Iskretz, Bulgaria
  • Thomas J. Murphy Jr., American politician (57th Mayor of Pittsburgh), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Born in 1944

About August 15, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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