On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
  • British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
  • Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
  • US 1st Army frees Namen
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Frank Parker wins 1st of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats William Talbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz Addie wins her third straight US title; beats Margaret Osborne 6-3, 8-6

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed