On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1944

Historical Events

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Iceland dissolves its union with Denmark and declares itself a Republic
  • Resistance fighter and poet Col Blake arrives in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Rafferty, American comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • Chris Spedding, English rocker (Sharks), born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), born in Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico (d. 2013)
1944 Highlights

About June 17, 1944

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini