What Happened on July 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
  • Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
  • US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut
  • Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)
  • Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68