On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy

Victory in BattleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima
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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
  • Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American bassist, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Ray Meagher, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Roma, Queensland, Australia