On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
  • Japanese banzai-attack on Guam
  • Operation Cobra: US forces begin major offensive in Normandy with air bombardment
  • World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Mijanou van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
  • Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)

Famous Deaths

  • Lesley J McNair, US Lieutenant General killed by friendly fire at St-Lo