Historical Events For 1944
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Oct 17 Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1944.
Oct 18 In the year 1944 eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel
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 In the year 1944 soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
Oct 19 On this day in history 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 Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Oct 20 General Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines on this day in history.
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 Prv. Ernest Alva Smith (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) wins the Victoria Cross at the Savio River, Italy in the year 1944.
Oct 21 US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall in the year 1944.
Oct 22 On this day in history kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
Oct 23 On this day in history 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
Oct 23 In the year 1944 hana Brady, Holocaust victim
Oct 23 On this day in history soviet army invades Hungary
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 On this day in history in air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force.
Oct 24 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1944.
Oct 25 In the year 1944 hMCS SKEENA (RCN), lost at Reykjavik, Iceland - driven ashore in heavy gale and wrecked.
Oct 25 Japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf on this day in history.
Oct 26 U.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines on this day in history.
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 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings) in the year 1944.