On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Presidential Convention

Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho and Shokaku sink in Marianas
  • NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe

Meeting of Interest

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann

Historic Event

US general Omar Bradley flies to England


Famous Birthdays

  • Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln"), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87
  • Will Marion Cook, American violinist, choral director, and composer, dies at 75
1944 Highlights

About July 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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