On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1944

Historical Events

  • Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
  • British 14th Army frees Imphal, Assam from the Japanese
  • Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
  • Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • GĂ©rard Mourou, French scientist (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018, lasers), born in Albertville, France
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • Michael Obst, German coxsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in German FR
  • Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon - "World Without Love"), born in London, England
  • Steve Weber, American by psychedelic folk guitarist, (The Holy Modal Rounders - "Bird Song"; "You've Got the Right String but the Wrong Yo-Yo"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
1944 Highlights

About June 22, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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