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Historical Events In 1944

Monday, 17 May 2021

Jan 01   C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies in the year 1944.  

Jan 01   General Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army on this day in history.  

Jan 01   The first feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City NY on this day in history.  

Jan 02   1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) in the year 1944.  

Jan 02   First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 helicopter Mercy Mission a HNS-1 helicopter, made an emergency delivery of 40 units of blood plasma from lower Manhattan Island to Sandy Hook where the plasma was administered to survivors of an explosion on the destroyer Turner (DD 648)  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 top Marine ace MAJ Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft  

Jan 03   World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder  

Jan 04   On this day in history ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department  

Jan 04   Ralph Bunche appointed first Negro official in US State Department on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 05   In the year 1944 the Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.  

Jan 07   Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1944 air Force announces production of first US jet fighter, the Bell P-59  

Jan 07   On this day in history j Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed  

Jan 10   On this day in history 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila  

Jan 10   British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   In the year 1944 aircraft from USS Block Island make first aircraft rocket attack on German submarine  

Jan 11   On this day in history crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established  

Jan 11   Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Churchill &de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1944 failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterdam  

Jan 14   Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow on this day in history.  

Jan 15   European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany on this day in history.  

Jan 15   General Eisenhower arrives in England on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In Argentina a 7.8 earthquake resulted in 5000 deaths in the year 1944.  

Jan 15   Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London  

Jan 16   Gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrived in London to assume command of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe on this day in history.  

Jan 16   General Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In London, General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes commander of the Allied Invasion Force, during WWII on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1944 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 in the year 1944.  

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   On this day in history c T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies  

Jan 03   In the year 1944 death of jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1944 adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)  

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 in the year 1944.  

Jan 11   In the year 1944 galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies  

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