Historical Events on June 6, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Alaska Airlines commences operations
  • As part of the D-Day landings, the 82nd Airborne Division arrives at the French town of Sainte-Mère-Église
  • Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
  • German submarines U-955, U-970, U-629 and U-373 sink in Bay of Biscay
  • Nazi troops executed 96 prisoners by firing squad
  • Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII
  • Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor