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Historical Events Happened In 1944

Saturday, 05 September 2015

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

Oct 18   Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussel in the year 1944.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   On this day in history gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65  

Oct 20   In the year 1944 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala on this day in history.  

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

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   US troops capture Aachen, first large German city to fall in the year 1944.  

Oct 22   Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo in the year 1944.  

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   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 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   Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1944.  

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 in the year 1944.  

Oct 27   In the year 1944 antwerp port is taken by the Allies.  

Oct 27   In the year 1944 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   Peter Eotvos, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1944 birth of christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)  

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   Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream) was born in the year 1944.  

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

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   In the year 1944 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80 in the year 1944.  

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

Jan 07   J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1944 death of william Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies in the year 1944.  

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