On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
  • Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
  • Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber

Famous Birthdays

  • Harvey Brooks [Goldstein], American rock, blues, and folk session bassist (Bob Dylan; The Electric Flag), and record producer (Karen Dalton), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Ray Meagher, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Roma, Queensland, Australia
1944 Highlights

About July 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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