Historical Events For 1944
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Oct 17 Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.
Oct 18 Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel on this day in history.
Oct 18 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 in the year 1944.
Oct 18 In the year 1944 soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
Oct 19 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow in the year 1944.
Oct 19 US forces land in Philipines in the year 1944.
Oct 20 30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes in the year 1944.
Oct 20 Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1944.
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 in the year 1944.
Oct 20 In the year 1944 revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
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 US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall on this day in history.
Oct 22 In the year 1944 kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
Oct 23 In the year 1944 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
Oct 23 Hana Brady, Holocaust victim on this day in history.
Oct 23 Soviet army invades Hungary in the year 1944.
Oct 23 The largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944 in the year 1944.
Oct 24 On this day in history 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 In the year 1944 rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
Oct 25 Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink on this day in history.
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 On this day in history fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
Oct 25 On this day in history 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 On this day in history u.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines.
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 On this day in history iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
Oct 28 In the year 1944 russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact
Oct 29 In the year 1944 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth
Oct 29 On this day in history denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)