On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied troops under Lieutenant-General Joseph Stilwell take Myitkyina, Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz
  • Felka Platek, wife of painter Felix Nussbaum, dies in Auschwitz
1944 Highlights

About August 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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