On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • 1st SS-Panzer Korps counter attacks at Normandy
  • Allies occupy Port-en-Bessin Normandy
  • Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
  • General Montgomery lands in Normandy, sets up HQ in Chateau de Creully

Famous Birthdays

  • (William) "Boz" Scaggs, American rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band, 1967-68), and singer-songwriter ("Lowdown"; "Lido Shuffle"), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • Marc Ouellet, Canadian Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Quebec City, born in La Motte, Quebec, Canada
  • Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1976; 8 x Gold Glove winner; Baltimore Orioles), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1944 Highlights

About June 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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