On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1944

Historical Events


Battle of InterestD-Day

Allied generals Bernard Montgomery, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Miles Dempsey and Harry Crerar meet in Portsmouth, England just prior to D-Day

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • Nazi occupiers make it punishable to give aid to allied pilots
  • Washington Senators MLB outfielder Stan Spence goes 6-for-6 in an 11-5 win over the St. Louis Browns; collects 5 singles and a home run

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
1944 Highlights

About June 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini