August 1944 calendar

August 1944

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1944.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1944: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1944?


  • 01 Aug 1944 Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East
  • 02 Aug 1944 Amsterdam soccer team The Volewijckers plays in orange shirts
  • 03 Aug 1944 Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
  • 04 Aug 1944 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by Nazis
  • 05 Aug 1944 US 79th / 90th division occupy Laval / Mayenne
  • 06 Aug 1944 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
  • 07 Aug 1944 Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
  • 08 Aug 1944 Canada / Polish troops occupy Cramesnil / Secqueville / Cintheaux / St-Aignan
  • 09 Aug 1944 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper Trouw, executed at Camp Vught
  • 10 Aug 1944 US recaptures Guam from Japanese
  • 11 Aug 1944 British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
  • 12 Aug 1944 Churchill and Tito meet in Naples
  • 13 Aug 1944 British 8th army occupies Florence
  • 14 Aug 1944 British Premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
  • 15 Aug 1944 Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
  • 16 Aug 1944 2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise Normandy
  • 17 Aug 1944 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy
  • 18 Aug 1944 Paris railroad workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • 19 Aug 1944 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
  • 20 Aug 1944 Anna Lucasta, opens on Broadway
  • 21 Aug 1944 Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
  • 22 Aug 1944 Last transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 23 Aug 1944 Allied troops capture Marseilles France
  • 24 Aug 1944 Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris
  • 25 Aug 1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
  • 26 Aug 1944 Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
  • 27 Aug 1944 200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg
  • 28 Aug 1944 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered and Toulon cleared
  • 29 Aug 1944 Anti German rebellion in Slovakia
  • 30 Aug 1944 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 24, All-Stars 21
  • 31 Aug 1944 Allied offensive at Gothen-linie, Italy

Famous Birthday

  • French singer, born to an Armenian-Bulgarian father (originally Vartanian) and to a Hungarian mother.

  • Kay Parker

    British-American actress, a leading player in the X-rated genre of adult entertainment.

  • American porno star who was reputed to have 13" of qualification and who once boasted of having sex with 14,000 women.

  • Indian politician and noted family, the eldest son of Indira Gandhi.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1944?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Time Waits For No One
  2. - It Had To Be You
  3. - How Many Hearts Have You Broken
  4. - I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
  5. - I'll Walk Alone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America

Hail the Conquering Hero

Hail the Conquering Hero

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

Gran Hotel

Gran Hotel

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado

Starring: Cantinflas, Jacqueline Dalya, Josefina Martínez, Luis G. Barreiro

Black Magic

Black Magic

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

They Came to a City

They Came to a City

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Renee Gadd