What Happened on June 19, 1944

Historical Events

Famous Photo

Five of the "The Magnificent Eleven" photos taken by Robert Capa during the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach, Normandy first published in "Life Magazine"

  • 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
1944 Highlights

About June 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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