On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1944

Historical Events

  • Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War)
  • Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Björck, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Nässjö, Jönköping County, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot DFC/VC, dies in battle

Person of interestGuy Gibson

Guy Gibson, British wing commander who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), dies in action at 26

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Hilary Barlow, British colonel, dies
1944 Highlights

About September 19, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo