On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1944

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, American foundation administrator (riding for the handicapped), born in Hollywood, California
  • Tom Dawes, American rock bassist (The Cyrkle -"Red Rubber Ball"), and commercial jingle composer ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Lesley J McNair, US Lieutenant General killed by friendly fire at St-Lo
1944 Highlights

About July 25, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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