What happened this day in history June 6, 1944

What are the important events that happened on June 6, 1944? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 6, 1944: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 6, 1944 is the 158th day of the year 1944 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 208 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 24, 1944 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $6,701.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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June 6, 1944 Historical Events

  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

Who were born on June 6, 1944?

  • 1944
    David Penhaligon, British politician (d. 1986)
  • 1944
    Edgar Froese, German artist and electronic music pioneer (Tangerine Dream)
  • 1944
    Monty Alexander, Jamaican pianist
  • 1944
    Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Tommie Smith, American track and field athlete

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