On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1944

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

  • Barbara Thompson, British jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Oxford, England
  • Bobbie Gentry [Roberta Streeter], American singer and songwriter ("Ode to Billy Joe"), born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France

Famous Deaths

  • Victor Vreuls, Belgian violinist, teacher, and composer, dies at 68
1944 Highlights

About July 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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