What Happened on January 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
  • U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • Eugene Terre Blanche, South African leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
  • John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882)