On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1944

Historical Events

  • 7:45 Operation Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
  • Allies air raid railways at Vaires, Paris
  • Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
  • British air raid on German convoy SW of Heligoland
  • British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
  • Polish troops under General Anders occupy Ancona Italy
  • RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne and Berlin
  • US troop march into St Lo

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Cirencester, England

Famous Deaths

  • George A Hartland, British politician (MP, Norwich, 1931-35), dies at 60
  • Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
1944 Highlights

About July 18, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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