On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1944

Historical Events

  • 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
  • Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Åberg, Swedish motocross racer (World 500cc Motocross Champion 1969, 70; Motocross des Nations gold 1970, 71, 74), born in Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • Ruth Kempson, British linguist (SOAS)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
1944 Highlights

About June 26, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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