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

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
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, British session and touring rock guitarist (Sharks; Bryan Ferry; Harry Nilsson), and producer, 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? 77 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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