What Happened on June 10, 1944

Historical Events

  • Nazi forces carry out a massacre of 642 civilians in the French village Oradour-sur-Glane
  • Relief pitcher Joe Nuxhall at 15 years, 316 days, debuts for Cincinnati Reds; youngest player in MLB history; becomes All Star and broadcaster
  • World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Price, British rock bassist (The Move, 1969-71; Wizzard, 1972-75), and pedal steel guitar player, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2022)
Born in 1944

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 and mathematician, dies at 33

About June 10, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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