On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • Grieg, Wright and Forrest's musical "Song of Norway" premieres in NYC
  • Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
  • US 12nd Army Corps occupies Sens

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Young, American national and world powerlifting champion, born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • Perry Christie, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas, born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales