What Happened on August 31, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie" Italy
  • French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
  • French troops liberate Bordeaux
  • Soviet & Romanian troops march into Bucharest
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive Lloyd, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (110 Tests; 7,515 runs @ 46.67, HS 242no; British Guiana, Lancashire CCC), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Earnie Shavers, American boxer (2 x world heavyweight c'ship challenger [Muhammad Ali 1977, Larry Holmes 1979]), born in Garland, Alabama (d. 2022)
  • Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Roger Dean, British artist and album cover designer (Yes; Osibia; Asia), born in Ashford, Kent, England
Born in 1944

About August 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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