On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1944

Historical Events

  • 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs

Conference of Interest

Bretton Woods Conference starts, dominated by Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes and leads to establishment of the IMF and the World Bank

Historic Event

General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy

  • Graf (Count) Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel
  • US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
  • Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"

Famous Birthdays

  • Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies of cancer at 49
1944 Highlights

About July 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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