On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1944

Historical Events

  • Gen Von Zangen's 15th army escape from Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Aubrey Mokoape, South African political anti-apartheid activist and leader (Pan-African Congress and Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Swoosie Kurtz, American actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lejour, Belgian lawyer/resistance fighter, murdered
1944 Highlights

About September 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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