On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1944

Historical Events

  • Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
  • RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Jacklin, English golfer (British Open 1969, US Open 1970), born in Scunthorpe, England
  • Warren Entner, rock vocalist/guitarist (Grass Roots), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Salomon, German photographer, dies at 58
  • Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, is executed by the Milice at 59
1944 Highlights

About July 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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