On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
  • Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • US troops land on Tinian

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

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