On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1944

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles de Gaulle marches along the Champs-Elysees, despite coming under fire.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • Stephen Greif, English actor

Famous Deaths

  • Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat, dies at 35
1944 Highlights

About August 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo