On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1944

Historical Events

  • In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan falls
  • U-740 sunk by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorian Rudnytsky, American concert and session cellist (New York Rock & Roll Ensemble), and composer (Costa Blanca Suite), born in New York City
  • Glen Cook, American sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End), born in NYC, New York
  • Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2019)
1944 Highlights

About July 9, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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