On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1944

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Whitney, British rock guitarist (Family), born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
  • Chris Wood, British rock saxophone and flute player (Traffic; Ginger Baker's Air Force, Jimi Hendrix), born in Quinton, Birmingham, England (d. 1983)
  • Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, 1965-66; Jeff Beck Group, 1967-72), born in Wallington, Surrey, England
  • Terry Donahue, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (head coach UCLA 1976-96, record 151–74–8; Pac-10 Coach of the Year 1985, 93), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
1944 Highlights

About June 24, 1944

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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