What Happened on June 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • French troops free Elba
  • Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"
  • Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • Han Yong-woon, Korean Buddhist reformer and poet, at 65