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

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
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  • 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
1944 Highlights

About July 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer