On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

Famous Birthdays

  • Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • David Costell, Pitts, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • Ralph MacDonald, rock percussionist (Graceland)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto von Below, German commandant (WWI), dies at 86