On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1944

Historical Events

  • 4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy
  • Canadian 2nd division conquers Falaise, Normandy
  • German field marshal Walter Model replaces Günther von Kluge in Normandy
  • Soviet troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
  • US 12 Army Corps occupies Orleans
  • US 320th regiment infantry occupies Châteaudun
  • Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestLarry Ellison

Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison

Famous Deaths

  • John Trumble, Australian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 10 wickets; brother of Hugh), dies at 80
1944 Highlights

About August 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo