On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1944

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, British jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Oxford, England
  • Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them), 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? 76 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo