What Happened on June 29, 1944

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

German generals Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

  • Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk
  • US 7th army corps conquers Cherbourg, France
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Humphrey, American Pro Football HOF defensive end (6 × Pro Bowl, 5 × First-team All-Pro Atlanta Falcons; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • Collin Peterson, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Gary Busey, American actor (The Buddy Holly Story; A Star in Born (1976); Lethal Weapon), born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Seán 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
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

  • Chick Henderson [Henderson Rowntree], British dance band vocalist (Joe Loss Orchestra - "Begin the Beguine"), killed in action while serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, at 31

About June 29, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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