What Happened on September 21, 1944

Historical Events

  • Operation Market Garden: Last British paratroopers at Arnhem Bridge surrender after several days of fighting
  • Operation Market Garden: Polish paratroopers land at Driel after a delay due to bad weather and a shortage of planes

Famous Birthdays

  • Fannie Flagg, American actress and comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
1944 Highlights

About September 21, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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