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

Event of Interest

General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy

  • German officer Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel
  • US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
  • Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

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

About July 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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