On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
  • Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with Nazi Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic - "Something So Strong"; "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • Juvenal "Naná' Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny, Björk, Milton Nascimento), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2016)
1944 Highlights

About August 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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