What Happened on June 10, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
  • Nazi forces carry out a massacre of 642 civilians in the French village Oradour-sur-Glane
  • World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Price, rocker (Move)

Famous Deaths

  • French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 41 (b. 1902)
  • Johan Limpers, Dutch sculptor and resistance fighter, executed at 28
  • Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)