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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Friday, 28 November 2014

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

Oct 18   In the year 1944 eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel  

Oct 18   In the year 1944 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   In the year 1944 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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 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   In the year 1944 revolution by workers & students in Guatemala  

Oct 21   In the year 1944 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   In the year 1944 uS troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall  

Oct 22   Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo on this day in history.  

Oct 23   1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

Oct 23   On this day in history hana Brady, Holocaust victim  

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

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   On this day in history 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   Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Japanese navy defeated at battle of Leyte Gulf in the year 1944.  

Oct 26   On this day in history u.S. defeats the Japanese Navy near the Phillipines.  

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

Oct 27   On this day in history hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation  

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

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   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   In the year 1944 birth of peter Eotvos, composer  

Jan 02   Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician was born in the year 1944.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878) died in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   On this day in history galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies