On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1944

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th Army enters and liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • French general De Gaulle arrives in London

Battle of InterestD-Day

General Eisenhower cancels planned D-Day invasion on June 5th after receiving unfavorable weather reports

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • U505 becomes the first German submarine captured and boarded on high seas

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Phillips, American singer and actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band), born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland
1944 Highlights

About June 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini