On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

Chartres freed by US 3rd Army forces during WWII led by General George S. Patton

  • Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • US 15th Army Corps reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies
  • Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (Gouverneurs de la Rosée), dies at 37
1944 Highlights

About August 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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