What Happened on July 21, 1944

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Event of Interest

Field Marshal Günther 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)
1944 History

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)
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

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

About July 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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