On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1944

Historical Events

  • Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

Famous Birthdays

  • Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • David Costell, American rock bassist (Gary Lewis and The Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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, Trinbagonian-American jazz and R&B percussionist and songwriter ("Just the Two of Us"; "Where Is The Love"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto von Below, German commandant (WWI), dies at 86
1944 Highlights

About March 15, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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