On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
  • French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
  • Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
  • World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist, physician and author (Life After Life), born in Porterdale, Georgia
  • Ron Swoboda, American baseball outfielder and sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Baltimore, Maryland