On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1944

Historical Events

  • German counter attack at Caen
  • Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk
  • US 7th army corps conquers Cherbourg

Famous Birthdays

  • Collin Peterson, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Gary Busey, American actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Se├ín Patrick O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • Sisto Malaspina, Australian cafe owner (Pellegrini's) who started Melbourne coffee culture, born in Marche region, Italy
1944 Highlights

About June 29, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer