What Happened on July 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Deaths

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