On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1944

Historical Events

  • 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy
  • Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
  • First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
  • US 15th Army corp reaches Eure, surrounds Dreux

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)
  • Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • Russ Titelman, American record producer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 28
1944 Highlights

About August 16, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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