On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1944

Historical Events

  • Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam
  • Soviet troops arrive in Weichsel
  • The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").
  • US offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St Gilles

Famous Birthdays

  • Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Micki J King, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Rimantas Stankevičius, Lithuanian cosmonaut, born in Marijampolė, Lithuania (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Rezā Shāh Pahlavi [Rezā Khan], Shah of Iran (1925-41), dies of a heart ailment at 66
1944 Highlights

About July 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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