What Happened on September 13, 1944

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

  • 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
1944 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Barnes, British television news journalist (ITN; ITV), born in Norwich, England (d. 2008)
  • Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • Les Harvey, Scottish rock guitarist (Stone The Crows), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1972)
  • Peter Cetera, American rock bassist, lead singer, and songwriter (Chicago, 1967-85 - "25 or 6 to 4" ;"If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1944

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

About September 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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