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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Oct 17   Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1944.  

Oct 18   Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel on this day in history.  

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   US forces land in Philipines in the year 1944.  

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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   On this day in history liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless  

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   1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Oct 23   Hana Brady, Holocaust victim in the year 1944.  

Oct 23   Soviet army invades Hungary on this day in history.  

Oct 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54  

Oct 24   On this day in history rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners  

Oct 25   In the year 1944 battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink  

Oct 25   On this day in history 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.  

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   In the year 1944 antwerp port is taken by the Allies.  

Oct 27   Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   In the year 1944 iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies  

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

Oct 29   1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth in the year 1944.  

Oct 29   Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician  

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 in the year 1944.  

Jan 05   Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht) was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 05   Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5] was born in the year 1944.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died in the year 1944.  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1944 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   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.