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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Friday, 19 December 2014

Oct 17   On this day in history pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45  

Oct 18   Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel in the year 1944.  

Oct 18   On this day in history hitler orders the establishment of "Volkssturm." Boys between fifteen and eighteen and men between fifty and sixty are drafted into service. The Nazis have to mobilize replacements for 500,000 men.  

Oct 18   Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II in the year 1944.  

Oct 19   In the year 1944 british premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow  

Oct 19   On this day in history uS forces land in Philipines  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65  

Oct 20   On this day in history general Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines.  

Oct 20   Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history canadian troops occupy Breskens  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy  

Oct 21   On this day in history uS troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall  

Oct 22   In the year 1944 kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo  

Oct 23   1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam in the year 1944.  

Oct 23   Hana Brady, Holocaust victim on this day in history.  

Oct 23   Soviet army invades Hungary in the year 1944.  

Oct 23   In the year 1944 the largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944  

Oct 24   In the year 1944 in air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force.  

Oct 24   In the year 1944 lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54  

Oct 24   Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink  

Oct 25   During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force sinking several small carriers on this day in history.  

Oct 25   Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history hMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked.  

Oct 25   On this day in history japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf  

Oct 26   U.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   On this day in history antwerp port is taken by the Allies.  

Oct 27   In the year 1944 hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation  

Oct 27   Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies in the year 1944.  

Oct 28   In the year 1944 russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact  

Oct 29   1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)  

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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 in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of david Atherton, English conductor  

Jan 03   Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 04   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1944 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   Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873) died in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 in the year 1944.  

Jan 06   Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 07   In the year 1944 death of j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 08   In the year 1944 death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.