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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Thursday, 24 April 2014

May 25   Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia on this day in history.  

May 26   82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mere Eglise on this day in history.  

May 26   C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for S Africa), dies on this day in history.  

May 27   On this day in history allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)  

May 27   Japanese advance in Hangkhou China on this day in history.  

May 28   Katri Vala, Finnish poet, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

May 29   British troops occupy Aprilia Italy on this day in history.  

May 30   Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

May 30   Transport NR75 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany on this day in history.  

May 31   Allied breakthrough in Italy on this day in history.  

May 31   On this day in history uSS England sank a record 6th Japanese submarine in 13 days.  

Jun 02   Generals Eisenhower & Montgomery dine in Portsmouth on this day in history.  

Jun 03   On this day in history 76th Belmont: G L Smith aboard Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2  

Jun 04   1st British gliders touches down on French soil for D-Day on this day in history.  

Jun 04   5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies on this day in history.  

Jun 04   The first submarine captured & boarded on high seas-U 505 on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure  

Jun 05   On this day in history riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61  

Jun 05   Rome is captured intact by the 5th Army on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history the first B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure  

Jun 06   Allied forces storm the Normandy, France beaches during the "D-Day" invasion of Europe in World War II on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion  

Jun 06   D-Day 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France on this day in history.  

Jun 06   D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Hanna Senesz, a Jewish girl originally from Hungary, who had immigrated to Palestine, parachutes behind German lines to connect with Hungarian and Slovak resistance fighters. Caught on the Hungarian border, she dies knowing that her mission has given strength to those suffering in the camps on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Invasion of Normandy, D-Day, by allied forces on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor on this day in history.  

Jun 07   On this day in history achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen  

Jun 07   On this day in history bill Rafferty, Queens NY, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People)  

Jun 08   1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy on this day in history.  

Jun 08   On this day in history fO K.O.Moore pilot of a liberator bomber sunk two U-Boats off the coast of France  

Jun 09   23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler, Penn on this day in history.  

Jun 09   On this day in history 99 inhabitants of Tulle, hanged by SS  

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Famous Birthdays In 1944

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

Jan 03   David Atherton, English conductor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

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

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

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

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   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died on this day in history.  

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