What Happened on July 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US General Patton lands in France

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 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 premier fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • 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, German FR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic silver 1972)