On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US general Omar Bradley flies to England

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley

Famous Birthdays

  • Commander Cody [George Frayne], American singer and pianist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen), born in Boise, Idaho

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87
  • Will Marion Cook, composer, dies at 75