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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Monday, 26 January 2015

Oct 17   Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

Oct 18   On this day in history 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   Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II in the year 1944.  

Oct 19   British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   In the year 1944 liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless  

Oct 20   On this day in history revolution by workers & students in Guatemala  

Oct 21   Canadian troops occupy Breskens on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history 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   1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam in the year 1944.  

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

Oct 23   In the year 1944 soviet army invades Hungary  

Oct 23   The largest naval battle in the history of warfare was fought near Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Oct 23-26, 1944 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1944.  

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   In the year 1944 fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Antwerp port is taken by the Allies in the year 1944.  

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

Oct 27   Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact in the year 1944.  

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

Oct 29   In the year 1944 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   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   Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960) was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   David Atherton, English conductor was born in the year 1944.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

Jan 04   In the year 1944 birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 birth of felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)  

Jan 05   Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5] was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died in the year 1944.  

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 in the year 1944.