On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • German forces begin the mass killing of between 40,000 and 50,000 Polish civilians in the Wola district of Warsaw during the uprising
  • US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne
  • US troops occupy Vannes, Brittany

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies