August 9, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw" executed at Camp Vught
  • Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
  • US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans

Birthdays in History

  • Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin