On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1944

Historical Events

  • Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Fishing, Overijssel
  • Canadians free Austria
  • Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
  • Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
1944 Highlights

About October 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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