1944 in the United States

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1944 in the United States
Years: 1941 1942 194319441945 1946 1947

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Events from the year 1944 in the United States.


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  • June 4 – A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505, marking the first time a U.S. Navy vessel has captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
  • June 5 – US and British paratrooper divisions jump over Normandy, in preparation for D-Day. All including 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions of the United States.
  • June 6 – World War II – Battle of Normandy: Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, 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. This operation helps liberate France from Germany, and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.
  • June 15
  • June 26 – World War II: American troops enter Cherbourg.




September 17–25: Operation Market Garden


October 20: Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines





  • January 4
  • January 19 – Dan Reeves, American football player and coach
  • January 20 – Linda Moulton Howe, journalist and producer
  • February 1 – Mike Enzi, United States Senator from Wyoming since 1997.
  • March 1 – John Breaux, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1987 till 2005.
  • March 31 – Angus King, United States Senator from Maine since 2013.
  • May 9 – Laurence Owen, American figure skater (d. 1961)
  • May 14 – George Lucas, filmmaker and entrepreneur
  • May 24 – David Mark Berger, American-born Israeli weightlifter, murdered in the Munich Olympics massacre (d. 1972)
  • May 27 – Chris Dodd, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1981 till 2011.
  • July 21 – Paul Wellstone, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1991 till 2002. (died 2002)
  • November 21 – Dick Durbin, United States Senator from Illinois since 1997.
  • December 28 – Johnny Isakson, United States Senator from Georgia since 2005.


See also

External links

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