On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • British troops march into Caen, Normandy
  • Japanese kamikaze attacks on US lines at Saipan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, American rock drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • Jeffrey Tambor, American character actor (Larry Sanders - "Hank"; Arrested Decelopment), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jonelle Allen, American stage and screen actress (Two Gentlemen of Verona; Palmerstown, USA - "Bessie"; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - "Grace"), and singer, born in New York City
  • Michael Dunford, British guitarist and songwriter (The Nashville Teens, 1960-63; Renaissance - "Scheherazade"), born inn Surrey, England (d. 2012)
1944 Highlights

About July 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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