On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1944

Historical Events

Historic Event

68th and last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) from Westerbork leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp

  • Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • French troops liberate Lyon
  • Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp [1]
  • Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Netherlands Domestic Armed Forces
  • Tank division of British Guards free Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Price, British audio engineer (Tom Jones; Wings: Sparks; Elton John), and record producer (The Clash; Sex Pistols; Waterboys), born in England (d. 2016)
  • Sherwood C. Spring, American astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • FrantiĊĦek Drdla, Czech composer, dies at 75
1944 Highlights

About September 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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