What Happened on June 1, 1944

Historical Events


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

  • 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
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rafael Viñoly, Uruguayan-American architect (20 Fenchurch Street (London); Kimmel Center (Philadelphia); Booth School of Business (Chicago)), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2023) [1]
  • Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
Born in 1944

About June 1, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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