On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive Lloyd, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (110 Tests; 7,515 runs @ 46.67), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Roger Dean, British artist and album cover designer (Yes; Osibia; Asia), born in Ashford, Kent, England
1944 Highlights

About August 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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