On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • 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