On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bernard Montgomery dine in Portsmouth, England

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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)
  • 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? 76 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini