On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1944

Historical Events

  • Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
  • Heavy storm hits the Channel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Soviet forces conquer Wiborg
  • US attacks Japanese fleet in the Philippine Sea

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Nelson, baseball player
  • David Roper, English actor
  • Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
1944 Highlights

About June 20, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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