What Happened on August 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway
  • 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito G & CC Spokane Wash
  • Gen de Gaulle returns to France
  • Soviet offensive at Jassy & Kisjinev
  • US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap

Famous Birthdays

  • Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians)
  • John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1984-89), born in Bombay, India (d.1991)