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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history c T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies  

Jan 01   On this day in history general Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army  

Jan 01   On this day in history the first feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City NY  

Jan 02   On this day in history 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

Jan 02   First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history helicopter Mercy Mission a HNS-1 helicopter, made an emergency delivery of 40 units of blood plasma from lower Manhattan Island to Sandy Hook where the plasma was administered to survivors of an explosion on the destroyer Turner (DD 648)  

Jan 03   On this day in history top Marine ace MAJ Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft  

Jan 03   On this day in history world War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.  

Jan 04   On this day in history henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 04   Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history ralph Bunche appointed first Negro official in US State Department  

Jan 05   On this day in history adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 05   On this day in history the Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.  

Jan 07   Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history air Force announces production of first US jet fighter, the Bell P-59  

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila  

Jan 10   British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Aircraft from USS Block Island make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established  

Jan 11   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

Jan 12   On this day in history churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh  

Jan 12   Churchill &de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow on this day in history.  

Jan 15   European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany on this day in history.  

Jan 15   General Eisenhower arrives in England on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history in Argentina a 7.8 earthquake resulted in 5000 deaths  

Jan 15   On this day in history vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die  

Jan 16   Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrived in London to assume command of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.  

Jan 16   General Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history in London, General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes commander of the Allied Invasion Force, during WWII.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Peter Eotvos, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of david Atherton, English conductor  

Jan 03   Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]  

Famous Deaths In 1944

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   On this day in history death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

Jan 11   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies