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
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kiel Martin, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. LaRue"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Micki King, American diver (Olympic gold springboard 1972), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Rimantas Stankevičius, Lithuanian cosmonaut, born in Marijampolė, Lithuania (d. 1990)
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

Reza Shah PahlaviReza Shah Pahlavi (1878-1944)

Shah of Iran (1925-41), dies of a heart ailment at 66

About July 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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