On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, English artist and designer (Yes and Asia), born in Ashford, Kent