On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1944

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Historic Event

Field Marshal G√ľnther von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy

  • General Koiso becomes Premier of Japan
  • US forces land on Guam during its recapture from the Japanese (Operation Forager)

Famous Birthdays

  • Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), born in Lagos (d. 2017)
  • John Atta Mills, President of Ghana (2009-2012), born in Tarkwa, Gold Coast (d. 2012)
  • Paul Wellstone, American politician (Sen-D-Minnesota 1991-2002), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau
  • Henning von Tresckow, Gen-Maj, "July 20th plotter", commits suicide
1944 Highlights

About July 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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