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

  • 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 Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
1944 Highlights

About July 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo