On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1944

Historical Events


Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Charlie Musselwhite, American blues harmonica player (Stand Back!; Get Up!), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), dies at 61
1944 Highlights

About January 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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