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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Friday, 18 April 2014

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 19   US forces land in Philipines on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam  

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

Oct 23   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   On this day in history russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact  

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

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   Peter Eotvos, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   David Atherton, English conductor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 06   Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.  

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.