On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

Historic Event

US General Patton lands in France

  • World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Berline, American world champion bluegrass fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2021) [1]
  • Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, born in Lossiemouth, Moray (d. 2018)
  • Gunhild Hoffmeister, East German 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Forst, Germany
1944 Highlights

About July 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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