On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1944

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 pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
1944 Highlights

About August 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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