On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1944

Historical Events

  • 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions at Saint-Lô, France
  • Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • US troops land on Tinian

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them - "Here Comes The Night"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
1944 Highlights

About July 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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