On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1944

Historical Events

  • 91 German bombers harass Bristol
  • British troops occupy Kohima

MurderAssassination Attempt

General Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestGeorge Lucas

George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

1944 Highlights

About May 14, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus