On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Gregory Jarvis, American engineer and astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler and father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada