On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Boz Scaggs [William Royce], American rocker (Steve Miller Band), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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 (8-time Gold Glove winner), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1998)