What Happened on August 7, 1944

Historical Events

  • Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
  • Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
  • German counter attack at Avranches fails
  • IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I)
  • July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
  • US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest, Brittany

Famous Birthdays

  • David Rasche, American actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • John Glover, American actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • Robert Mueller, American lawyer, FBI Director (2001-13) Special Counsel Russian Investigation (2017-), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer (La Catedral), dies at 59
1944 Highlights

About August 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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