What Happened on July 6, 1944

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

US General George S. Patton lands in France

  • World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford, Connecticut)
1944 History

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
Born in 1944

About July 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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