On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan
  • US 15th Army corps occupies Le Mans

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • Dapper Dan [Daniel Day], American fashion designer, born in Harlem, New York
  • Hans van Eijk, Dutch rock guitarist (Jumping Jewels)
  • John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2015)
  • Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, born in Alamosa, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot), hanged at 62
  • Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace, dies at 30
1944 Highlights

About August 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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