On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1944

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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? 76 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer