On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1944

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • Soviet Army marches into Lublin, Poland
  • US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II
  • US troops occupy Pisa, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker; Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Judith Bosch, Dutch radio and TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp), born in Leiden, Netherlands

Famous Weddings

Susan Hayward

Actress Susan Hayward (27) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Helmuth James von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed by the Nazis for treason at 37
  • Max Nettlau, German anarchist and historian, dies at 79
1944 Highlights

About July 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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