What Happened on June 17, 1944

Historical Events

  • -19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba

Meeting of Interest

Hitler secretly meets with Field Marshals von Rundstedt and Rommel in Marjival, Soissons, France to assess response to Normandy Invasion

  • Iceland dissolves its union with Denmark and declares itself a Republic
  • Resistance fighter and poet Col Blake arrives in London
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Jesús) "Chucho" Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), born in Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Bill Rafferty, American comedian (Laugh-In; Real People), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • Chris Spedding, British session and touring rock guitarist (Sharks; Bryan Ferry; Harry Nilsson), and producer, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
Born in 1944

About June 17, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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