On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1944

Historical Events

  • 30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Amon Göth removed as head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp by the SS for stealing state property

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Great Atlantic hurricane reaches peak intensity as a Category 4 storm, goes on to kill 300-400 along the US East Coast
  • Last transport out camp Westerbork to Bergen Belsen
  • US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, executed at Dachau at 30
  • W. Heath Robinson, English illustrator and cartoonist (Don Quixote), dies at 72
1944 Highlights

About September 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo