On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1944

Historical Events

  • Herzogenbusch concentration camp near Vught, Netherlands, is disbanded by Allied forces, one of two SS-run camps outside Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Antone Tavares, American R&B musician (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting; A Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Poul Jensen, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)

Famous Deaths

  • Vera Menchik, Russian born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), dies in a London air raid at 38
1944 Highlights

About June 2, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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