On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1944

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, Welsh cricketer (England) rugby player (Wales), dies fighting in WWII at 38
1944 Highlights

About August 5, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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